Published on: February 15, 2022



Camp for free Assistive Devices distribution organized for Divyangjan and Senior Citizens in Tikamgarh (M.P) under ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ (RVY Scheme) of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment RASHTRIYA VAYOSHRI YOJANA

  • Launched in 2017
  • Central sector scheme funded from the Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund(notified in the year 2016). All unclaimed amounts from small savings accounts, PPF and EPF are transferred to this fund


  • Provide aids and assistive living devices to senior citizens belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) category who suffer from age-related disabilities such as low vision, hearing impairment, loss of teeth and locomotor disabilities.
  • The aids and assistive devices, viz walking sticks, elbow crutches, walkers/crutches, tripods/quad pods, hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial dentures and spectacles are provided to eligible beneficiaries.

IMPLEMENTED BY – Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), {public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment}

ALSO – Indigenously developed “Sugamya” Cane for Visually Impaired and ‘Swavlamban Kendra Container’ for skill development training and repairing centre launched