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Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana launched for the Senior Citizens of India

Mukesh Jindal
Written by Mukesh Jindal

The government of India has launched a welfare scheme under the name of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana of which physical aid and devices will be provided to senior citizens of the nation, who come from the poor and backward parts of the country. The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to benefit every senior citizen who needs some kind of medical life support for their day to day living the legislature has additionally chosen a rundown of urban areas where the RVY plan would be actualized. Under the RVY plot, the focal government has likewise picked two noteworthy urban areas of Tamil Nadu-Kanya Kumari and Chennai. The Pradhan Mantri Yojana will be financed by the focal government totally and will profit close around 5 lakh 20 thousand old matured natives all through every one of the states.


Highlights of the scheme

  • Physical aid will be provided only to the senior citizens of the nation
  • The scheme only implies to the people who are above 60 years of age
  • Launched under the Pradhan Mantri Yojana schemes
  • Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Benefits of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen

Benefits related to a scheme can only be achieved if you are aware of them. Check them as follows:

  • Government provides Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to below poverty line (BPL) category
  • Walking sticks
  • Elbow crutches
  • Walkers/Crutches
  • Tripods/Quad pods
  • Hearing Aids
  • Wheelchair
  • Artificial Dentures
  • Spectacles
  • This scheme implemented through government undertaken agency Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)
  • ALIMCO provides one-year free maintenance of the aids & assisted living devices

Eligibility for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana 

You can apply for the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana only if you are eligible for the scheme.

  • Applicant should be minimum 60 years of age.
  • Senior citizens should belong to Below Poverty Line.
  • A Senior citizen who is suffering from any of the age-related disability senior as low vision, hearing impairment, loss of teeth and locomotors disability can get benefits of Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices under Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen.

Documents required for Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen

Are you interested to apply the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana?

If yes then check the documents you have to give as follows.

The list of the documents as follows:

  • Aadhaar card
  • Medical certificate for disability
  • Below the poverty line( BPL) card
  • Ration card
  • Address proof
  • passport size photos

Application Procedure for RVY

Applied for the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana scheme?

If not check the application procedure.

  1. Beneficiaries inYojana schemect will be identified by the State Governments/UT Administrations through a Committee chaired by the Deputy Commissioner/District Collector.
  2. The Committee can utilize the data of BPL beneficiaries receiving Old Age Pension under the NSAP or any other Scheme of the State/UTs for identification of senior citizens belonging to BPL category.
  3. Applicant should contact the Social Welfare Department in concerned states in India.
  4. The applicant also contacts Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO).

Duration of the Scheme

Duration of the scheme is for 3 years. It is up to 2019-20.

Disability or Infirmity

The people who are suffering from disability or infirmity. The people will get the benefits as mentioned above. Check the disability as follows:

  1. Low vision
  2. Hearing impairment
  3. Loss of teeth
  4. Locomotors disability

Implementation of Scheme

The scheme will be implemented in the State/Union Territory-wise list as the Scheme during 2016-17

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1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands South Andaman, Middle & North Andaman
2. Andhra Pradesh Vishakhapatnam
3. Arunachal Pradesh West Kameng
4. Assam Kamrup
5. Bihar Buxar
West Champaran
6. Chandigarh Chandigarh
7. Chhattisgarh Raipur
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
12. Haryana Karnal
13. Himachal Pradesh Shimla
14. Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar
15. Jharkhand Gumla
16. Karnataka South Bangalore
17. Kerala Kochi
18. Madhya Pradesh Khandwa
19. Maharashtra Nagpur
20. Delhi Karol Bagh
Chandni Chowk
21. Odisha Sundargarh
22. Punjab Gurdaspur
23. Rajasthan Jhalawar
24. Tamil Nadu Kanyakumari
South Chennai
25. Telangana Hyderabad
26. Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
27. Uttarakhand Haridwar
28. West Bengal Asansol
29. Manipur Imphal (West)

Imphal (East)

30. Meghalaya East Jaintia Hills

Ri Bhoi

31. Mizoram Aizwal


32. Nagaland Dimapur


33. Tripura Unokoti


34. Lakshadweep Lakshadweep
35. Puducherry Olukara


36. Sikkim East Sikkim

South Sikkim

Contact Details

Social Welfare Department

Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India- Toll-Free No. 1800-180-5129

References & Details

For more details about Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizen in India visit the link highlighted.

Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)

About the author

Mukesh Jindal

Mukesh Jindal

My name is Mukesh Jindal, and I am from New Delhi, India. I am an engineer by profession. I am employed by an IT company in which I work. My topics of interest include technology, mobile, and apps.

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