Rajsamand district, Rajasthan
Poonam Singh from Kahari village in Rajsamand district is 65 years old but has not been able to get pension despite applying twice. He has even tried through a camp held for facilitating pension. Still his form was not cleared.
Singh has two bighas of land and two goats. His wife died 20 years ago. He has two daughters who are married while his only son died in an accident.
He grows wheat and corn in his land. “I have to work since there is nobody to support me.” His ration card provides him 25 kilos of wheat at Re one per kilo. However, there are many other things which Singh needs to buy for which he requires financial resources.
Singh is worried about his future when he would grow older and not be able to work at all.