Rekha

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Forty-year-old Rekha from Godiana village in Ajmer has an injured back. She can not work as much as is required to earn in rural settings. Her back bone was fractured seven-eight years back.  She was bedridden for a year and … Continued

Rupa Ram

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Rupa Ram had to spend Rs 50 to get his form for pension filled in and another Rs 100 to get a thappa or seal. But, his form was not cleared for some reasons not known to him. Ram, 62-years-of … Continued

Rukma Devi

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Rukma Devi does not seem to qualify as old but at 51, she is seeking social support to be able to live with dignity. She has a bed-ridden husband to support. Thus, she is the only one working, and without … Continued

Rama Ram

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It is the same story for poverty-stricken old people in the country. Either there is no working social assistance program or if it is there, elderly are subjected to lot of harassment to avail this meager assistance. Such is the … Continued

Kani Bai

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Kani Bai, a 55-year-old woman, from Malnu village in Pali district gets old age pension. She has been getting the money for the past four months. Bai is in Delhi to get the pension money enhanced to Rs 2000 because … Continued

Rupa Ram

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Rupa Ram is being punished for fathering sons. At 62 years, he is very much entitled to get old age pension. But, every time he goes to Panchayat office he is told that his sons can take care of him. … Continued

Amri Bai

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Amri Bai has been trying to get what is hers as per government’s own rules for the past three years. But all her attempts and labor towards this end have failed. Now she is in Delhi s to participate in … Continued

Jethi

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Jethi form the village Godiano in Ajmer district is 80 years of age and a widow. She gets Rs 500 as pension. However, it does not last much and she is left with nothing to afford her meals for most … Continued

Rameswari Devi

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Rameswari Devi from Kekawara village in Ajmer district has joined the pension parishad since the money she gets as pension is paltry and she wants an enhancement. Devi is in her sixties. Both Devi and her husband get Rs 500 … Continued

Manor

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Manor is 72 years of age and belongs to the same Nanu village in Pali district. That she belongs to another caste does not make any difference to her life as an aged widow. Her husband had died 30 years … Continued

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