Aasara Pension for Old Age Persons (OAP)
Government of Telangana as a part of its social safety net strategy introduced the 'Aasara Pensions' with a view to ensure secure life with dignity for the poor. This scheme is meant to protect the most vulnerable sections of society in particular the old and infirm; people with HIV-AIDS, widows, incapacitated weavers and toddy tappers, who have lost their means of livelihood with growing age, in order to support their day to day minimum needs required to lead a life of dignity and social security.
It is observed that 9 out of the 31 districts have between 50 and 60 old age persons for every 1000 population who are beneficiaries of this scheme. The districts of Medchel- Malkajgiri and Hyderabad have the lowest dendity of old age persons with only 10-20 old age persons for every 1000 population who are benefiaciaries of this scheme. Period :2015-2016