Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development has slammed central govt for not increasing the meagre pension of Rs.200, even after many years. Both Congress as well as BJP governments are responsible for this crime. The picture shows old aged and widows sitting on ground waiting for the pension in Bhubaneswar.

In contrast, senior citizens and widows in Kerala are paid Rs.1500 per month which is going to be increased to Rs. 1600 from April 2021. During last five years of LDF rule the pension is increased from Rs. 600 to Rs.1600. The pension will be paid at their home. ( based on report in Hindu)