New Delhi: In a bid to provide support and eliminate loneliness of retired defence personnel, the Indian Army has come up with an ambitious project under which ‘Old Age Home’ will be constructed for them.

The Idea to build Old Age Home came after a survey conducted by the Army reveling that despite having an adequate amount of funds, retired army men are forced to live in reclusion.   

According to the sources in defence headquarters, the first Old Age Home under the pilot project is under construction in Sector-2 in Panchkula and is likely to be completed by 2014. This home will accommodate 36 officers and 24 Junior Commissioned Officers.

Under the proposed scheme, the army officers will have to make financial contribution in Old Age Home, while it will be maintained by the Army.  

In the next phase, it will be built in Lucknow for which army is considering to acquire land near the hospital. According to sources, the Indian Army has planned to build Old Age Homes in those areas where army personnel stay in large number.


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