Without Pension, 65-Year-Old Madurai Woman Makes Public Toilet Her Home
Karuppayi, who has been cleaning public toilets for decades, has made a toilet complex in Ramnad town her home for 19 years now.
For the last 19 years, 65-year-old Karuppayi has been living in a toilet complex in Ramnad town in Madurai.
A recent tweet by ANI, which has taken the Internet by storm, narrates the heartbreaking story of the Madurai woman.
With barely any money, Karuppayi, who has been cleaning public toilets for decades, was forced to live here.
She has tried to approach the District Collectorate multiple times in order to have her "senior citizen" pension. But she has never received it.
Speaking to ANI, she said she makes a living by cleaning toilets and charging a meagre sum, which makes her earn a daily amount of Rs.70-80.
Madurai: 65-year-old Karuppayi has been living in a public toilet in Ramnad for past 19 years, & earning her livelihood by cleaning the toilets & charging a meager amount from public for using it. #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/UA1Zmo0pNS
— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2019
Karuppayi: I applied for senior citizen pension but didn't get it. I approached many officers in Collector's office but nothing materialised. I don't have any other source of income. So I live here in this public toilet. I earn Rs 70-80/day. I've one daughter who never visits me pic.twitter.com/3oEsNMhCc2
— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2019
Karuppayi also said that her only family member, her daughter, never visits her.
Twitterati expressed their concern over the situation after the pictures went viral.
Pathetic and Disgusting
Somebody nearby this area who can help her in any manner,Please Do it and tell us if something we could do sitting far away from her.
— Rishi Mishra (@RishiMishra_) August 22, 2019
Thank god you reported atleast by now bcz of you channel if she gets the attention of authority it vl a real service by you to citizen ..nd please keep covering such helpful news needy one so thst it can reach to authorities nd they end up getting help ANI
— Busy girl 😍🙌😻😄😄😄 (@busyy_girl) August 22, 2019
Something to be paid attention for.
— Harshil Mehta (હર્ષિલ મહેતા) (@Harshil_S_Mehta) August 22, 2019
Heartbreaking>>> Tamil Nadu please vote responsible people.. can you hear to see your mother this way?
— Moni Pati (@PatiMoni) August 22, 2019
According to The Hindu, after Revenue Department Officials recently inspected her living condition, the Revnenue Inspector said that her bank account has been set up and she will be eligible for a monthly pension of Rs 1000.
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