‘Allowance for elderly will increase’

Hetauda, November 13

Province 3 Chief Minister Dor Mani Poudel today said the government would increase the social security allowance provided to senior citizens.

Inaugurating the 12th general assembly of Om Old Age Home in Hetuada today, CM Poudel said the government had been preparing to provide Rs 5,000 per month to senior citizens as elderly allowance. He said that every child should be responsible towards their old parents.

Expressing worry about the pathetic condition of elderly citizens living in old age homes, Poudel said the number of elderly people was increasing at old age homes across the country. “The government is preparing to come up with a law that will require every individual to provide 10 per cent of his/her total income to parents,” he said.