Tag: old age pension

Without pension, an old folk musician forced to beg for food

 
/ December 6, 2016

The folk music represents the soul of the indigenous culture of India. The songs are the oral history encompassing the myths, lives of peasants, the joys and struggles of men and women which are passed down from generation to generation. Folk music, like all folk arts, are the shreds of evidence of...

350 Senior Citizens get their social pension after a year

 
/ September 1, 2016

In a far-off village in Bihar’s Rupulia village, Amaris Sada will finally be able to get his cataract surgery done which had been pending for over a year and Dadiji (Grandmother) will finally be able to have one good meal with vegetables. All this is possible because they finally received their year...

A long wait for the old-age pension

 
/ June 7, 2016

Sumi Hunni Purti, 62, was an independent old woman from the village of Patrade in the state of Jharkhand. The last surviving member of her family, Sumi had been proudly sustaining herself with the Rs. 200 old-age pension that she was entitled to under the National Old Age Pension Scheme....

85-years-old Widow Deprived of Pension

 
/ March 4, 2016

85-year-old Sindhu Bala Pradhan has not been receiving her old age pension since past 5 years. In 2005, her name was suddenly struck of the BPL list which led to cancellation of her pension too. She lives with her son in Kamalpur village of Sagar block in South 24 Parganas....

A Poem to the Panchayat: a plea for old age pension

 
/ May 5, 2015

May 5th 2015 | Jharkhand, Dhanbad District, Baghmara block, Chatrutand Panchayat, Murlidih Village | Halima Ejaz More than a dozen beneficiaries of Old Age Pension have not received any money in a decade. They have tried all possible routes to avail their entitlement but each of their pleas have been...

Elderly bear the brunt of government negligence

 
/ August 28, 2014

In Nizamamai village of Kaushambhi district in Uttar Pradesh, 500 people from dalit households reside. Golaki Devi & 3 other elderly people reside in this community who are not receiving their Old age Pension. In this video, CC Mahesh Kumar tries to find out why are they not receiving their...

A cancer patient battles government’s inactiveness with Hope

 
/ August 5, 2014

At the grand old age of 65, Prabhakar Pradhan is now in the most difficult stage of his life. A cancer patient, he is unable to go out and work. He had hoped that the government’s Madhu Babu Pension Scheme would help him financially. For 5 years he’s had no...

Proactive grannies need your Proactive Support

 
/ July 11, 2014

Robbed of their pensions.  Government negligence.  Old and left with no other option but to work the land.  Shame.  Imagine your grandmother breaking her back in the fields so she can feed herself.  Disgraceful shame.   “In the time of sowing seeds in the farms we work in the Munda...