Status: Under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, the government provides assistive devices like crutches, spectacles, hearing aids and wheelchairs to senior citizens living below the poverty line to improve their quality of living. The government revised the scheme in 2020 to also cover senior citizens with a monthly income of up to Rs 15,000, but who suffer from age-related diseases. The government has also increased the number of assistive devices provided to senior citizens. The number of persons receiving the scheme benefits has also nearly tripled in the past five years. i ii