'City of Widows' - the Indian women relying on charity
14 October 2013 Last updated at 08:25 BST
India's elderly population is predicted to reach 300 million in the next 40 years, with many being widows whose children cannot afford to look after them.
Thousands of these women have ended up in the 'City of Widows' - Vrindavan in northern India - where they rely on charity to survive.
Shilpa Kannan reports.