Older persons, particularly the very old, are the fastest growing population segment in India, and with more than a hundred million people aged above 60 years, India is already facing some of the challenges of population ageing. While the Indian population was projected to increase by 40 per cent between 2000 and 2050, the number of persons aged 60+ will increase by 354 per cent. The number of older persons will rise to 354 million in 2050 accounting for almost 20 per cent of the population (United Nations, 2015).
These proportions and numbers have important implications for societal institutions, namely the family, the community, the health system, the social welfare system, the labour market, and pension and financial services.
** This report is not generated by us. The original source is at https://www.unescap.org/resources/long-term-care-older-persons-india