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RASHTRIYA VAYOSHRI YOJANA FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Posted On: 02 FEB 2022 5:18PM by PIB Delhi

 

 The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment launched a Central Sector Scheme namely “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana” (RVY) on 1st April, 2017 with the objective to provide the senior citizens, living below poverty line and suffering from any of the age related disability/ infirmity, with such assisted living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/ infirmity manifested. The assisted-living devices under the scheme are provided to the senior citizens belonging to the BPL category and also to the senior citizens with monthly income not more than Rs. 15000/-. The Government aims to cover all the districts of the country under the Scheme.

The State and year-wise total number of beneficiaries identified under the scheme is at Annexure.

The following aids & assisted devices are provided under the scheme:

(i) Generic Items:

(1) Walking sticks (2) Elbow crutches (3) Walkers/Crutches, (4) Tripods/Quadpods (5) Hearing Aids (6) Artificial Dentures, and (7) Spectacles.

(ii) Special Items:

(1) Wheelchairs, (2) Wheel Chairs with Commode, (3) Chair/Stool with Commode, (4) Silicon Foam Cushion, (5) Knee Brace, (6) Spinal Support, (7) Cervical Collar, (8) Lumbosacral Belt (LS), (9) Walker/Roalator with Brakes, (10) Walking Stick with Seat, (11) Foot Care Kit:- (i) Flexi Gel Socks, (ii) Socks Cusion Sandal, (iii) Silicon Insole (Complete Foot/Ankle) and (iv) Insole with Pressure Point Relief.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Sushri. Pratima Bhoumik  in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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Annexure referred to in reply to part (d) of the Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 123 to be answered on 02.02.2022

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)

S.NO.

States/UTs

                             No. Of Beneficiaries

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

0

342

0

0

0

2

Andhra Pradesh

2720

2676

1007

0

1001

3

Arunachal Pradesh

0

384

943

299

569

4

Assam

0

0

316

1679

1444

5

Bihar

1665

261

496

837

1305

6

Chandigarh

0

0

0

0

0

7

Chhattishgarh

0

711

0

2073

815

8

Dadar and Nagar Haveli

0

0

0

0

0

9

Daman and Diu

0

0

0

76

0

10

Delhi

1480

1971

0

0

0

11

Goa

2407

0

0

0

0

12

Gujarat

2760

861

1961

0

0

13

Haryana

1611

563

1609

158

688

14

Himachal Pradesh

76

118

0

236

0

15

Jammu and Kashmir

0

0

247

114

8

16

Jharkhand

21

1839

0

346

0

17

Karnataka

0

1320

418

532

3273

18

Kerala

687

275

1646

664

910

19

Lakshadweep

0

528

0

0

0

20

Madhya Pradesh

3980

11024

818

2022

559

21

Maharashtra

3126

18401

0

3434

3881

22

Manipur

0

0

0

4170

387

23

Meghalaya

1822

5469

2510

0

0

24

Mizoram

0

0

0

0

364

25

Nagaland

0

2661

0

0

317

26

Odisha

0

0

1352

289

1920

27

Puducherry

1529

0

0

0

0

28

Punjab

0

1434

0

1343

383

29

Rajasthan

4210

2707

5298

71

0

30

Sikkim

0

1814

804

0

0

31

Tamil Nadu

0

1415

780

0

0

32

Telangana

0

1473

592

0

1130

33

Tripura

795

0

1158

3226

1233

34

Uttarakhand

1100

1537

1404

1034

0

35

Uttar Pradesh

4080

5831

21474

2429

8829

36

West Bengal

0

0

0

101

0

Total

34069

65615

44833

25133

29016

 



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