Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is a central sector scheme that provides physical aids and assisted living devices for senior citizens belonging to the BPL category. It is fully funded by the Central Government and its funding is sourced from Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund. The scheme is being implemented by the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO), which comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice.
According to the 2011 census, in India, there are 10.38 crore senior citizens and around 5 per cent of them suffer from some sort of disabilities caused by aging. The number of elderly people is expected to increase to around 173 million by 2026.

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