India's Senior Citizens Number Nearly 77 Mn

by Medindia Content Team on  May 10, 2007 at 9:20 PM Indian Health News
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India's Senior Citizens Number Nearly 77 Mn
India is home to over 76.6 million people over the age of 60.

According to data available with the health ministry, the country has 76,622,321 persons aged 60 and above.

With nearly 14 percent of the elderly population, Uttar Pradesh tops the chart with 11.6 million elderly.

Maharashtra follows with 8.45 million senior citizens. West Bengal has 5.7 million, Bihar and Tamil Nadu have 5.5 million senior citizens each.

Delhi is home to 719,650 citizens above the age of 60.

At the other end of the spectrum are places like Lakshadweep (3,729), Daman and Diu, Pondicherry and Dadra and Nagar Haveli with about 8,000 elderly each.

Source: IANS
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