Beneficiaries identified for a scheme for disabled elderly in Bathinda
The district administration of Bathinda in Punjab is all set to bring in the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana.
The programme identifies the elderly disabled and provides them with physical aids and assisted living devices. The scheme mainly applies to disabled elderly under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category. The main aim is to help the elderly enjoy a better standard of living.
The government has asked local authorities to identify beneficiaries. In January 2018, free check-up camps for disabled people were also held.
Using the data collected from the camp, the department had finalized the beneficiaries for the scheme. From the data that was collected, officials have identified 1,343 beneficiaries from across Bathinda.
The Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana was initially launched in Andhra Pradesh. The success of the project inspired district authorities in Bathinda to follow the same.