- Rashtriya 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.
- The 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.
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