ISSN 2321–3647
Sat, 18 Nov 2017

Challenges and Alarm for Growing Ageing Population In India: A Review

Kirti Udayai1*, Suvendu Sekhar Panda1, Piyush Kumar2

1.International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Plot No-3, Sector 18A, Dwarka,New Delhi

2.Senior Consulting Analyst, Frost & Sullivan, Brunton Rd, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bangalore


The phenomenon of ageing is gradually becoming a challenge worldwide, especially for developing countries like India.  It is estimated that the elderly population will contribute 19% of the total population by 2050 against the current contribution of merely 8%. This exponential growth in the elderly population is sure to pose some serious socio–economic challenges for India. The burgeoning elderly population in India faces many issues like poor access to healthcare facilities, concern for healthcare, financial insecurity, isolation, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, neglect and idleness. This paper makes as effort to highlight the issues of elderly and their root cause. The various measures needed to be adopted to bring a change in the current miserable state of the elderly. The Government intervention required to reframe the existing policies and bring into new reforms to provide a secure and health life to the people in their golden years. The paper aims to encourage the readers to bring a step forward today, to secure their tomorrow.

Keywords: Ageing, Health, India, Social aspects, Elderly abuse

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