Friday, November 12, 2021

National Vayoshree Scheme

National Vayoshree Scheme
 National Vayoshree Scheme

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana
– Life Assistive Device Scheme for Senior Citizens

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is a new scheme of the Narendra Modi government in 2017 for senior citizens living below the poverty line. Under this scheme, the central government will offer free assistive devices to make life easier for senior citizens belonging to BPL families.

 The scheme will be implemented at a cost of Rs 477 crore and will start on March 25 at a camp in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Under this scheme, the central government will provide free assistive devices like hearing aids, wheelchairs, and many other devices.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana – Purpose:-

The main objective of the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is to enable the older people of the economically backward society to lead an active life and create an age-friendly society. The objective of this scheme is to provide life support equipment to the people so that they can lead a normal life.

Senior citizens suffering from old age disabilities like low vision, low hearing, loss of teeth, and locomotor disability will be supported through Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana.

The focal government has set an objective of appropriating free assistive gadgets to something like 2000 recipients in each camp. 

For the distribution of equipment, the government will organize camps in two districts of each state for the whole year. The government has asked the state governments to identify the beneficiaries of this scheme. The first two camps will be organized in two districts of Andhra Pradesh as given below.

The major list of equipment to be distributed under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is given below.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana – List of Equipment –

Hearing aids

Wheelchair

Walker

Crutches

Tripod

Spectacles

Dentures and many other devices…

The complete list of equipment will be available only after the launch of the scheme. The equipment to be delivered under this scheme will be of high quality and will conform to the standards set by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards).

Eligibility Criteria for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana-

Elderly persons who fulfill the following criteria will be entitled to the benefits of this scheme

Beneficiary age should be at least 60 years

The person should be certified as living below the poverty line by a competent authority

As per SECC-2011 information, there are around 10.38 crore senior residents in the country out of which 5.2% (around 54 lakhs) experience the ill effects of some sort of advanced age-related incapacity. The number of senior citizens is expected to reach 173 million (173 million) by the year 2026.

VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.india.gov.in/spotlight/rashtriya-vayoshri-yojana

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