Vayoshri Yojana had been introduced by The Ministry of Social Justice and
Empowerment in 2017. It is scheme for providing Physical Aids and
Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category.
beneficiaries under the scheme are identified through Assessment Camps
organised in collaboration with the respective State Government/District
Administration. 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.
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 implemented through the Artificial
Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO), a PSU under the Ministry of Social
Justice and Empowerment, as the sole Implementing Agency.