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Launch of Rashtriya Vsyoshri Yojana PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 April 2017 16:00

3052 Aids and Assisted Living Devices distributed to 1843 Senior Citizens on Launch of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana by Union Minister, Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu in Nellore, A.P.

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting, in presence of Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment distributed 3052 Aids and Assisted Living Devices distributed to 1843 Senior Citizens during National Launch of “RASHTRIYA VAYOSHRI YOJANA” of  Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at Swarna Bharat Trust, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh here today.

The devices will help the Senior Citizens to overcome their age related physical impairment and to lead a dignified and productive life with minimal dependence on care givers or other members of the family. The ambitious Scheme, first of its kind in the country is expected to benefit 5,20,000 Senior Citizens over a period of the 3 years.

As per the Census figures of 2011, the population of senior citizens in India is 10.38 crore.  More than 70% of the population of senior citizens live in rural areas of the country. A sizeable percentage (5.2%) of the senior citizens suffers from some sort of disabilities related to old age. Projections indicate that the number of elderly population will increase to around 173 million by 2026.

The proposal for formulation of a Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-Living Devices for Senior Citizens belonging to BPL Category was announced in the Budget 2015-16. Pursuant to this, the “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana” has been formulated.  The Scheme aims at providing Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the age related disability/infirmity viz. Low vision, Hearing impairment, Loss of teeth and Locomotor disability, with such assisted-living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/infirmity manifested. The assistive devices shall be of high quality and conforming to the standards laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards, wherever applicable.

Under the Scheme, the following Aids and Assisted-Living Devices will be provided to eligible elderly beneficiary senior citizens, depending upon their physical impairment :-

1. Walking sticks

2. Elbow crutches

3. Walkers / Crutches

4. Tripods / Quadpods

5. Hearing Aids

6. Wheelchair

7. Artificial Dentures

8. Spectacles

State/Union Territory-wise list of districts selected for implementation of the 'Scheme of Providing Physical Aids and Assisted-Living Devices to Senior Citizens in BPL category' during 2016-17

S. NO.

STATE/ UT

DISTRICT

1.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

South Andaman, Middle & North Andaman

2.

Andhra Pradesh

Vishakhapatnam

Nellore

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

West Kameng

Pasinghat

4.

Assam

Kamrup

Sonipur

5.

Bihar

Buxar

West Champaran

6.

Chandigarh

 

Chandigarh

7.

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Bastar

8.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

 

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

9.

Daman and Diu

 

Daman and Diu

10.

Goa

North Goa

South Goa

11.

Gujarat

Vadodara

Ahmadabad

12.

Haryana

Karnal

Ambala

13.

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Hamirpur

14.

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar

Udhampur

15.

Jharkhand

Gumla

Ranchi

16.

Karnataka

South Bangalore

Dharwad

17.

Kerala

Kochi

Thiruvananthapuram

18.

Madhya Pradesh

Khandwa

Ujjain

19.

Maharashtra

Nagpur

Dhule

20.

Delhi

Karol Bagh

Chandni Chowk

21.

Odisha

Sundargarh

Angul

22.

Punjab

Gurdaspur

Hoshiarpur

23.

Rajasthan

Jhalawar

Bikaner

24.

Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari

South Chennai

25.

Telangana

Hyderabad

Karimnagar

26.

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Varanasi

27.

Uttarakhand

Haridwar

Almora

28.

West Bengal

Asansol

Darjeeling

29.

Manipur

Imphal (West)

Imphal (East)

30.

Meghalaya

East Jaintia Hills

Ri Bhoi

31.

Mizoram

Aizwal

Champhai

32.

Nagaland

Dimapur

Kohima

33.

Tripura

Unokoti

Dhalai

34.

Lakshadweep

 

Lakshadweep

35.

Puducherry

Olukara

Karaikal

36.

Sikkim

East Sikkim

South Sikkim

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

 
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