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PM Jugnauth Pledges Continued Support for Senior Citizens



PM Jugnauth Pledges Continued Support for Senior Citizens
PM Jugnauth Pledges Continued Support for Senior Citizens

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth addressed the International Day of Older Persons at the Swami Vivekananda Center, discussing old-age pensions.

Although he didn’t specify a pension increase, he assured Senior Citizens of his support, emphasising, “We have turned many dreams into reality.

There are still more we can achieve!” Currently, those aged 60-64 receive Rs 11,000, and those aged 65-89 receive Rs 12,000.

Jugnauth noted the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

He explained that subsidies were provided for staple products, and acknowledged the recent fuel price hike due to global factors.

Jugnauth criticised the opposition’s court challenge to the old-age pension increase, highlighting its rise from Rs 3,623 in 2014 to Rs 11,000 today.

He underscored efforts to improve elderly citizens’ well-being, including healthcare measures and vaccination against Covid-19.

Jugnauth announced plans for new recreational centers, with one operational in Riambel by January 2024, and three others renovated and operational by January 2014.

He urged Senior Citizens to share their wisdom with the younger generation, emphasizing their unique insights.

Source: Defi Media

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