The 65-year old Rudana Dehury of Kadalimunda village, Anugul district of Odisha physically challenged and alone.
The Rs 300 old age pension she gets is her only assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
In order to collect her pension of Rs. 300, she had to crawl 2 km to the Nunukapasi Panchayat office in the Angul and her route crossing NH-55, to collect pension every month.
Handicaped by both her legs and no relatives to fall back on, she was abandoned by her husband and children and has been staying alone.
65-year-old lady had repeatedly requested the government officials and Panchayat members to have her pension delivered to her doorstep due to her inability to walk all the way.
sub-collector told that pensions cannot be delivered if there still are legal heirs, and that they would try to find someone who could collect the money on her behalf.