What programmes has the government adopted to help the elderly people and poor and destitute women?
The government has adopted various programmes to help the elderly people and poor and destitute women. One of such programmes is National Social Assistance Programme, introduced by the central government. This programme targets elderly people, widows and the poor and destitute women who are alone and have no one to take care of them. Under this programme, these targeted people are given pension to sustain their livelihood.