Rajasthan, Maha Himachal, Mizoram Offer Best Quality of Life for the Elderly

Quality of life for elderly people is the best in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh among India’s ‘aged’ states, shows the Quality of Life for Elderly Index released on Wednesday by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Chandigarh lead the rankings in the categories of ‘relatively-aged’ states, north-eastern states and union territories, respectively. The index ranks states on financial wellbeing, social wellbeing, health system and income security for the elderly people. States with an elderly population of over 5 million come under the ‘aged’ group, while those under that are categorised ‘relatively aged’. As per Census 2011, the elderly are people aged 60 years and above. According to the index, the health system for the elderly across states has been the most robust among the parameters with a national average of 66.97, followed by social wellbeing at 62.34.

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