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27th August 2022 (11 Topics)

“Divyang Park’’ in Nagpur

Context

A Samajik Adhikarita Shivir for distribution of aids and assistive devices to Senior citizens under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY Scheme) and to Divyangjan under the ADIP Scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India was organized recently.

About

  • It has been announced that Ministry has provided all possible support to establish the first “Divyang Park” of Maharashtra in Nagpur.
  • “Divyang Park” will have different kind of facilities for Divyangjans like sensory garden, textile Pathway touch and smell garden, skill training facility, rehabilitation facility, Sports & infotainment etc.    

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (Rvy)

  • The Scheme is being implemented by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) which is a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Under this, aids and assistive living devices are provided to senior citizens belonging to BPL category or those senior citizens who earn less than 15000/- per month.
  • The aids and assistive devices viz. walking sticks, elbow crutches, walkers/crutches, tripods/quadpods, hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial dentures and spectacles are provided to eligible beneficiaries, free of cost.

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