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2018-12-12

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

(a) the details of Districts selected under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) alongwith the criteria for selection, State-wise; 
(b) whether the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana has been implemented nationwide and if so, the details thereof; 
(c) whether it is a fact that only senior citizens from the BPL category are the beneficiaries under this scheme; 
(d) if so, the total number of beneficiaries under the scheme, State-wise; and 
(e) the budgetary provisions for the Scheme during the current Financial Year?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 138                                   ANSWERED ON: 11.12.2018

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

SHOBHA KARANDLAJE
PRATHAP SIMHA

Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) the details of Districts selected under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) alongwith the criteria for selection, State-wise; 
(b) whether the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana has been implemented nationwide and if so, the details thereof; 
(c) whether it is a fact that only senior citizens from the BPL category are the beneficiaries under this scheme; 
(d) if so, the total number of beneficiaries under the scheme, State-wise; and 
(e) the budgetary provisions for the Scheme during the current Financial Year?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SHRI VIJAY SAMPLA)

(a): Details of 318 selected Districts under “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana” is at Annexure-I. Selection of Districts was done mainly on the basis of prevalence of age related disabilities/infirmities in Senior Citizens besides Aspirational Districts as identified by NITI Aayog. 
(b), (c) & (d): Yes. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been implementing a scheme namely “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana” for providing Physical Aids and Assisted Living Devices to Senior Citizens belonging to BPL category since 1st April, 2017 with the objective to restore near normalcy in their bodily functions. A list of total number of beneficiaries covered till date, State-wise, under the Scheme is at Annexure-II. 
(e):Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is being funded from the “Senior Citizen Welfare’ Fund” (SCWF). During the F.Y. 2018-19, Rs. 106.5 Crore have been allocated to the Scheme from the SCWF.

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Source: Loksabha

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