The Ministry of Social Justice has started state-wise call centers in five major states to address the problems faced by elderly people in the wake of the covid pandemic.
- The toll-free helpline for elderly persons called ELDERLINE is expected to become operational in all states by the end of May 2021.
- The states covered are Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan.
- It was already working in Telangana for one year.
- The toll-free number by which the call centers can be reached is 14567.