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The elderly population faces a range of challenges that can affect their well-being and quality of life. It is important for governments, communities, and families to collaborate in implementing measures for the welfare of the elderly and adapting them to the specific needs and cultural contexts of the elderly population. Discuss.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

2. The elderly population faces a range of challenges that can affect their well-being and quality of life. It is important for governments, communities, and families to collaborate in implementing measures for the welfare of the elderly and adapting them to the specific needs and cultural contexts of the elderly population. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the issues of elderly population, welfare measures available and the need to regulate elderly homes.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving the statistic related to elderly population in India currently and the projected growth over next 3 decades.

Body:

Frist, write about the problems faced by the elderly population – Isolation and loneliness, age-related chronic illness, Rise in the Health care costs and Elderly women issues etc.

Next, write about the various measures available for the welfare of elderly and examine their pros and cons.

Next, write need to regulate old age homes for the elderly to make them more streamlined and protect the interests of the elderly.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.