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The failure of pension schemes

Phulabasa Kumbhara, a dalit widow, has not received the state pension she is due for the last four years. Phulabasa is eligible for both, the widow pension scheme as well as the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme. Each of these would give her between Rs 200 and 300. But she receives neither.

The number of people in India aged over 60 is rapidly increasing and the fact that there are very few systems in place to ensure their financial security is a matter of great concern.

Video Volunteers’ community correspondent Saroj Kumar Suna tells Phulabasa’s story.

Will you help Phulabasa get her pension?

Watch Video Volunteers’ other stories about the failure of pension schemes here