Contribution of older people in sustainable development with special focus on impact of Covid-19 pandemic on older people

India has the second-largest population of older people (60+) in the world, with currently an estimated elderly population of 140 million+. They are expected to reach about 20% of the total population by the year 2051. Till a few years back, in India, issues concerning older persons were considered as peripheral issues only. But now keeping in view of this fastest-growing section of the society, the government at various levels has focused on issues concerning older people in its core agenda.