Community Participation : Case Study – UPSC GS2

Kerala’s Bell of Faith Scheme:
  • Bell of Faith Scheme was launched by the Kerala Police in 2018.
  • It aims to provide security to senior citizens staying alone as part of Kerala’s Community Policing Scheme.
  • Under the Scheme, police have installed a bell in the senior citizens’ houses.
  • The neighbour will get an alert with an alarm when the senior citizen rings the bell during an emergency.
  • The neighbour can immediately rush to the house or contact the police or hospital.
Significance of the Scheme:
  • The Bell of Faith scheme sets an example for community participation to ensure the well-being and safety of the elderly.
  • This scheme can be of great support for the senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic as many live in fear for their health.

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