Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana launched for the Senior Citizens of India

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 backwards 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 government has also selected a list of cities where the RVY scheme would be implemented. Under the RVY scheme, the central government has also picked two major cities of Tamil Nadu-Kanya Kumari and Chennai. The Pradhan Mantri Yojana will be funded by the central government entirely and will benefit near about 5 lakh 20 thousand old aged citizens throughout all 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

  • 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 for Senior Citizen

  • Applicant should be minimum 60 years of age
  • Senior citizens should belong to Below Poverty Line
  • Senior citizen who is suffering from any of the age-related disability such 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

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

Application Procedure

  • Beneficiaries in each district will be identified by the State Governments/UT Administrations through a Committee chaired by the Deputy Commissioner/District Collector
  • The Committee can utilise 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
  • Applicant should contact Social Welfare Department in concerned states in India
  • Applicant also contact Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)

Contact Details

  • Social Welfare Department
  • Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India- Toll-Free No. 1800-180-5129

References & Details




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