Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana – Assistive Living Devices Scheme for Senior Citizens

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana
March 19, 2017 | Last Modified: March 23, 2017 at 9:52 am | Category: Central Government, Pradhan Mantri Yojana

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is a new upcoming scheme of Narendra Modi Government in 2017 for senior citizens living below the poverty line. Under the new scheme the central government would offer free living assistive devices to senior citizens belong to BPL families to make their lives easy.

The scheme would be implemented at a cost of Rs. 477 Crore and will be launched on 25th March at a camp in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district. Under the scheme, the central government would provide free assistive devices like hearing aids, wheelchairs and many more among all.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana – Objective

The main objective of the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is to enable older people from economically backward society live an active life and create an aged-friendly society. The scheme is aimed at providing them life assisting devices so that they can maintain near normalcy in morbidity.

Old age disabilities like low vision, hearing impairment, loss of teeth and locomotor disability would be addressed through the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana.

The central government has set a target of distributing free assistive devices to at least 2000 beneficiaries in each camp. For distributing the devices, the government would organize camps in two districts of each state for the whole year. The government has state governments to identify beneficiaries for the scheme. First two camps would be organized in two districts of Andra Pradesh, as below.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana Camps – Location & Date

Camp Location Camp Date
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh 25 March, 2017
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 26 March, 2017

Below is the major list of devices to be distributed under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana – List of Devices

Following devices would be distributed to old age beneficiaries under the scheme
– Hearing aids
– Wheelchair
– Walkers
– Crutches
– Tripods
– Spectacles
– Dentures
– and many more…

The complete list of devices would be available only after the scheme is launched. The devices to be distributed under the scheme would be of high quality and conform to the standards laid down by the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards).

Eligibility Criteria for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

The old age person which fulfill the following criteria would be entitled for the scheme benefits
– The age of beneficiary should be at least 60 years
– The person should be certified as living below the poverty line by a competent authority

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana 2017

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana 2017

As per the SECC-2011 data, there are about 10.38 crore senior citizens in the country out of which 5.2% (About 54 Lakh) of them suffer from some sort of old age-related disability. The number of senior citizens is expected to reach 173 million (17.3 Crore) by the year 2026.

5 comments on “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana – Assistive Living Devices Scheme for Senior Citizens

  1. gautam says:

    do you have any information on saving scheme for Senior Citizen//8%//10 Years//7.5 Lacs..
    where/whom to approach for the same

  2. Mamatha pasupuleti says:

    Really nice idea ji

  3. Jaheed Ali says:

    I am jaheed Ali from Delhi, pradhan mantri yojana vary nice palaning sistam, full interested me thanks for you,

  4. AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO says:

    Sir,
    Thankful to you for your great help for old age persons through this scheme all. I also congratulate to you for your great thinking for all. In this scheme i remember your slogan “SABAKA SATHA AND SABAKA BIKASH.

  5. Kishore Kumar says:

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