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The Status of Elderly in Odisha, 2011

United Nations Population Fund collaborated with Institute for Social and Economic Change (Bangalore), Institute of Economic Growth (Delhi) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) - to conduct an in-depth survey on ‘Building a Knowledge Base on Population Ageing in India (BKPAI)'. The two main components of the study are: (i) research using secondary data; and (ii) collecting primary data through sample surveys on socio-economic status, health and living conditions of the elderly that can be used for further research, advocacy and policy dialogue.

The primary survey was carried out in seven states - Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal - having a higher percentage of population in the age group 60 years and above compared to the national average.