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Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

This topic provides information about Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category. This is a Central Sector Scheme, fully funded by the Central Government. The expenditure for implementation of the scheme will be met from the "Senior Citizens' Welfare Fund". The Scheme will be implemented through the sole implementing agency - Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO), a PSU under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Importance of the scheme

As per the Census figures of 2011, the population of senior citizens in India is 10.38 crore. More than 70% of the population of senior citizens live in rural areas of the country. A sizeable percentage (5.2%) of the senior citizens suffers from some sort of disabilities related to old age. Projections indicate that the number of elderly population will increase to around 173 million by 2026.

The Government has hence devised the Central Sector Scheme to provide Physical aids and Assisted Living Devices for such senior citizens suffering from age related disabilities/ infirmities, who belong to BPL category.

Duration

The Scheme duration is for period of the 3 years ie. upto 2019-20.

Eligibility

Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the age related disability/infirmity viz. Low vision, Hearing impairment, Loss of teeth and Locomotor disability will be provided with such assisted-living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/infirmity manifested. The Scheme is expected to benefit 5,20,000 Senior Citizens across the country.

Devices supported

Under the Scheme, the following Aids and Assisted-Living Devices will be provided to eligible elderly beneficiary senior citizens, depending upon their physical impairment.

  1. Walking sticks
  2. Elbow crutches
  3. Walkers / Crutches
  4. Tripods / Quadpods
  5. Hearing Aids
  6. Wheelchair
  7. Artificial Dentures
  8. Spectacles

Salient features of the scheme

  • Free of cost distribution of the devices, commensurate with the extent of disability/infirmity that is manifested among the eligible senior citizens.
  • In case of multiple disabilities/infirmities manifested in the same person, the assistive devices will be given in respect of each disability/impairment.
  • ALIMCO will undertake one year free maintenance of the aids & assisted living devices.
  • Beneficiaries in each district will be identified by the State Governments/UT Administrations through a Committee chaired by the Deputy Commissioner/District Collector.
  • As far as possible, 30% of the beneficiaries in each district shall be women.
  • The State Government/UT Administration/District Level Committee can also utilize the data of BPL beneficiaries receiving Old Age Pension under the NSAP or any other Scheme of the State/UT for identification of senior citizens belonging to BPL category.
  • The devices will be distributed in Camp mode.

Districts covered

State/Union Territory-wise list of districts selected for implementation of the Scheme during 2016-17

S. NO.

STATE/ UT

DISTRICT

1.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

South Andaman, Middle & North Andaman

2.

Andhra Pradesh

Vishakhapatnam

Nellore

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

West Kameng

Pasinghat

4.

Assam

Kamrup

Sonipur

5.

Bihar

Buxar

West Champaran

6.

Chandigarh

 

Chandigarh

7.

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Bastar

8.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

 

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

9.

Daman and Diu

 

Daman and Diu

10.

Goa

North Goa

South Goa

11.

Gujarat

Vadodara

Ahmadabad

12.

Haryana

Karnal

Ambala

13.

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Hamirpur

14.

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar

Udhampur

15.

Jharkhand

Gumla

Ranchi

16.

Karnataka

South Bangalore

Dharwad

17.

Kerala

Kochi

Thiruvananthapuram

18.

Madhya Pradesh

Khandwa

Ujjain

19.

Maharashtra

Nagpur

Dhule

20.

Delhi

Karol Bagh

Chandni Chowk

21.

Odisha

Sundargarh

Angul

22.

Punjab

Gurdaspur

Hoshiarpur

23.

Rajasthan

Jhalawar

Bikaner

24.

Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari

South Chennai

25.

Telangana

Hyderabad

Karimnagar

26.

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Varanasi

27.

Uttarakhand

Haridwar

Almora

28.

West Bengal

Asansol

Darjeeling

29.

Manipur

Imphal (West)

Imphal (East)

30.

Meghalaya

East Jaintia Hills

Ri Bhoi

31.

Mizoram

Aizwal

Champhai

32.

Nagaland

Dimapur

Kohima

33.

Tripura

Unokoti

Dhalai

34.

Lakshadweep

 

Lakshadweep

35.

Puducherry

Olukara

Karaikal

36.

Sikkim

East Sikkim

South Sikkim

Source : PIB

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rama swamy gupta Feb 27, 2019 11:46 AM

I am 84 years old, I m suffering with hearing problem. do I get earing machine in this scheme?
If so please let me know the details of it in Hyderabad. please update me on sirisha.*******@gmail.com

Deepu singh Dec 09, 2018 03:13 PM

As above displayed
Only some of district,what about other districts
Is it possible to all districts?
Can I request to do a camp in my locality?

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