Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.