Hyderabad: Many aged parents are worried about their negligence by their children. In 59.47% cases, parents complain about their children.
According to 2001 Census, there were 7.66 crore aged persons which increased to 10.38 crore in 2011.
In urban areas 29% and in rural areas 71% aged persons live. The persons who are dependent on others are 51.1% in urban areas whereas in smaller cities 12.4% live depending on others.
In AP, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, there are 10% old persons whereas in Kerala, there are 13% and in Delhi 7%.
Following are the percentages of ill-treatment meted out to parents:
The survey also revealed that 61% daughters-in-law disrespect old age persons whereas 59% sons behave in the same manner. 7% daughters also misbehave with their parents whereas 6% sons-in-law are involved in misbehaving.