In India there is a growing need of old age homes and orphanages and the reasons attached to it is the enormous growth in the elderly Indian population. Statistics do reveal that elders are more dominant in rural India and feminization of elderly population is existent and are of persons above 80 years. Of them, 30 percentage of the population does fall below the poverty line. Human rights commission and several other NGO agencies complain on the issue from time to time. The Maintenance and Welfare of parents and senior citizens act 2007 does protect the interests of the elderly ones. The features of the ACT are life protection, property of senior citizens, provision of medical facilities, and the act allows the residing communities to set up old age homes in every district, etc.
Para Association of Rural Development, PARD, has set-in an objective to address the grievances of elders and also wants to educate elders of their basic rights issued in the Act. It is considered as social responsibility of the PARD in order to enable in bringing about a good transition and making the lives of the elders better than. PARD does plan to initiate a program that can cater the need of elders to old age homes.