District Collector Rajendra Ratnoo has promised to consider the demand of the old age homes for the supply of cooking gas cylinders at subsidised price.

He was speaking at a function organised in connection with World Elders’ Day celebrations at St. Mary’s Girls’ Higher Secondary School here on Saturday.

The Collector said that the old age homes in the district had stated that at present they were getting the cooking gas cylinders at commercial rates.

Since, these homes were catering to the needs of the elderly people without much monetary support, cooking gas cylinders could be made available them at subsidised price.

Mr. Ratnoo said that as of now, 49,049 persons were getting old age pension, to the tune of Rs. 59.29 crore a year, in the district. The organisation was serving a worthy cause by giving the much needed moral and material support to those in advanced age. Mr. Ratnoo pointed out that all of them had led an active and productive life.

But owing to ageing factor they would not be able to contribute much now. Therefore, it was the responsibility of the younger generation to take proper care of them, he said.

He underscored the point that only when the present generation pays adequate attention to the elderly, their children would reciprocate the gesture.