Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Posted On: 05 FEB 2019 4:17PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has introduced a scheme for providing physical aids and Assisted Living Devices for Senior Citizens belonging to BPL category named “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)” on 1st April, 2017 with the objective of providing Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from age related disabilities/ infirmities, with such physical aids and assisted living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions. Under the Scheme, assisted living devices such as Walking Sticks, Elbow Crutches, Walkers/ Crutches, Tripods/ Quadpods, Hearing Aids, Wheelchairs, Artificial Dentures and Spectacles are provided free of cost to the beneficiary senior citizens.

 

The Scheme is being implemented through the “Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)”, a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of SJ&E, as the sole Implementing Agency. The devices are distributed in the camp mode. The beneficiaries are identified through Assessment Camps organised in collaboration with the respective State Government/District Administration and the devices are distributed in Distribution Camps organised in the selected districts. For the senior citizens aged 80 years or more, the devices are provided at their doorsteps.

 

At present, a total of 325 Districts have been selected for the implementation of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana. The assessment camps to identify the beneficiaries have been completed in 135 districts of which as on 25.01.2019, 77 distribution camps have been organised benefitting 70939 senior citizens belonging to BPL Category. The State/UT wise/ Year wise number of beneficiaries are given below :

 
   

State-wise/Year-Wise Total Number of Senior Citizens Benefited under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (as on 25/01/2019)

Sl. No.

States/UTs

No. of Beneficiaries

2017-18

2018-19

1

Andhra Pradesh

2720

2682

2

Arunachal Pradesh

Nil

384

3

Bihar

1665

261

4

Chhattisgarh

Nil

31

5

Delhi

1480

1384

6

Goa

2407

Nil

7

Gujarat

2760

Nil

8

Haryana

1611

563

9

Himachal Pradesh

76

118

10

Jharkhand

21

96

11

Karnataka

Nil

1316

12

Kerala

687

275

13

Lakshadweep

Nil

528

14

Madhya Pradesh

3980

10959

15

Maharashtra

3126

3217

16

Meghalaya

1822

5469

17

Puducherry

1529

Nil

18

Punjab

Nil

804

19

Rajasthan

4210

Nil

20

Sikkim

Nil

1814

21

Tamil Nadu

Nil

1152

22

Telangana

Nil

1473

23

Tripura

795

Nil

24

Uttar Pradesh

4080

2807

25

 Uttarakhand

1100

1537

Total No. of Beneficiaries

34069

36870

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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NB/SK/IA/SJ&E-05-02-2019

 



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