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Implementation of RVY


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03 AUG 2021 5:24PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has launched the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) scheme on 01.04.2017 for providing physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens belonging to BPL category and also to the senior citizens with monthly income not more than Rs. 15000/-.

The following aids & assisted devices are provided under the scheme:

(i) Generic Items: (1) Walking sticks (2) Elbow crutches (3) Walkers/Crutches,

(4) Tripods/Quadpods (5) Hearing Aids (6) Artificial Dentures, and (7) Spectacles.

 

(ii) Special Items: (1) Wheelchairs, (2) Wheel Chairs with Commode, (3) Chair/Stool with Commode, (4) Silicon Foam Cushion, (5) Knee Brace, (6) Spinal Support, (7) Cervical Collar, (8) Lumbosacral Belt (LS), (9) Walker/Roalator with Brakes, (10) Walking Stick with Seat, (11) Foot Care Kit:- (i) Flexi Gel Socks, (ii) Socks Cusion Sandal, (iii) Silicon Insole (Complete Foot/Ankle) and (iv) Insole with Pressure Point Relief.

 

During the current year, due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, the disbursement camps could not be held so far. Despite this, 2285 senior citizens were provided assistive devices during 2021-22, details of which are given at Annexure.

The RVY is implemented in all districts in the Country. As on 06.07.2021, 194 distribution camps have been organised.

The details of the fund allocated and utilized under the scheme during the last years and the current year is as below:

 

Financial Year

Fund released (Rs. in Crore)

Fund Utilized (Rs in Crore)

2018-19

106.51

45.028

2019-20

0.00

38.978

2020-21

26.50

28.403

2021-22

(till 06.07.2021)

0.00

4.2284

 

 

Annexure

 

 

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)

S.NO.

States/UTs

No. of Beneficiaries

(as on 06.07.2021)

2021-22

 

Andhra Pradesh

432

 

Bihar

759

 

Haryana

420

 

Maharashtra

229

 

Telangana

445

Total

2285

 

This information was given by The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sushri Pratima Bhoumik in the Loksabha in a written reply today.

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