Divyangjans Current Affairs - 2020

ADIP scheme: First Distribution of Assistive aids to Divyangjan

On June 15, 2020, Government of India organized the first ever ADIP camp. The camp was conducted to distribute free assistive aids to Divyangjans under the ADIP scheme.

Highlights

The first camp to distribute free assistive aids was organized at Firozpur district of Punjab. The camp was organized by ALIMCO (Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India) operating under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

The ADIP camps have so far created 10 Guinness Book of World Records. The Ministry has issued unique ID cards for the Divyangjans. So far 31 lakhs of such unique ID cards have been distributed.

About the Camp

The camp was held in the decentralized pattern of distribution. Around 95 beneficiaries were provided with assistive appliances in more than 166 categories. This included motorized tricycles, walking sticks, crutches, wheel chairs, smart phones. Rollators, hearing aids, artificial limbs, callipers, etc.

ALIMCO

The ALIMCO manufactures aids and appliances to meet the requirements of persons with disabilities. Currently, there are 6 ALIMCO centres located in the country. They are located in Bhubaneshwar, Bengaluru, Jabalpur, Chanalon (Punjab), Faridabad and in Ujjain. It started manufacturing in 1976.

ADIP scheme

The ADIP scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. ADIP aims to provide Assistance to Disabled Persons for purchasing and fitting of aids. In order to become a beneficiary under the scheme, a person should be an Indian citizen. He or she should hold 40% disablement certificate. His monthly source of income should not exceed Rs 20,000 per month.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana: PM distributes aids and devices to Divyangjan and Senior Citizens

On February 29, 2020, PM Modi is to distribute assistive aids and devices to senior citizens and Divyangjan. This is the biggest ever distribution camp.

Highlights

The distribution camp of assistive aids and devices for senior citizens and Divyangjans by PM Modi is being organized by the Ministry of Social Justice. The objective of the event is to propagate information to senior citizens and Divyangjan belonging to Below Poverty Line category about how to face their challenges in day-to-day life.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

The RVY was launched in 2016 at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Since then 137 of these device distribution camps have been conducted.

The main aim of the scheme is to provide assisstive aids and devices to senior citizens and Divyangjans.

Significance

According to Census 2011, there are 10.38 crores of senior citizens. And of these, more than 70% of them live in rural areas. Therefore, it is essential to take special care towards them through these camps organized under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana.