UP Police Starts ‘Savera Yojana’ For Quick Assistance To Those Living Alone

Uttar Pradesh police have launched the ‘Savera Yojana’ to assist senior citizens during emergencies, keep records and undertake regular checks

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August 22, 2023
UP Police Starts ‘Savera Yojana’ For Quick Assistance To Those Living Alone

Uttar Pradesh police’s ‘Savera Yojana’ aims to provide quick assistance to senior citizens in times of need, including health emergencies, and keep an eye on them for help. 



Under the scheme, the police will keep a record of people aged 60 and above and be available on call on the helpline number 112 for quick relief, Times of India reported. The police will also regularly check their homes to ensure safety and well-being. The services under the ‘Savera Yojana’ include sending police personnel to visit seniors at their homes regularly.  


According to Police Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra, “Savera Yojana would enhance response time and prevent delays in addressing senior citizens’ concerns. To register, citizens can visit the nearest police station or use the 112 helpline,” TOI quoted him as saying. 


For senior citizens, safety and security is a big issue. This program seeks to address them. The police will prepare a list of seniors in their jurisdictions for quick emergency assistance. The report said a police response vehicle (PRV) will cater to these needs.   


The initiative seeks to reach out to all senior citizens living alone to provide timely help and prevent harassment and other crimes. Mishra says seniors often don’t get timely assistance in incidents of harassment and other crimes. The Savera Yojana will address this issue.  


He adds that the police response vehicles sometimes fail to reach them on time due to delays in confirming their addresses because of the large number of calls they receive. So this program will considerably reduce the reaction time and help send aid faster. It is because the details of the seniors, such as their names, addresses, and phone numbers, will already be in the records.  


How To Register The Service 


A person aged 60 and above can register for the service online at, by filling out the required details in the form. The information is then transmitted to the local police station automatically via 112. The details are registered with the police station concerned, which will verify the information by sending a police officer. Once the verification is complete, the senior citizen will become a registered user. 


Seniors face many problems, mainly health and crime-related. The helpline services, such as 108 for ambulance, 181 for women in distress, and 101 for fire services, are integrated with the helpline number 112 so that senior citizens registered with Savera Yojana can avail of all these services. According to the report, the Savera Yojana scheme already saw 13,000 registrations to date.

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