Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is a central sector scheme fully funded by the Union Government to provide physical aids and assisted living devices to senior citizens belonging to the BPL category. It is funded through Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund and implemented by the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO), which comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
According to the 2011 census, the number of India’s senior citizens stood at 10.38 crore. More than 70 per cent of them live in rural India and a significant portion of this population suffered from some sort of disability caused by aging.

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