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Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana

Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana:

The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing Integrated Programme for Senior Citizens (IPSrC), a component of Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana.

  • It is a Central Sector Scheme, which is formerly known as National Action Plan for Senior Citizens.
  • Its vision is to create a society where senior citizens live healthy, happy and empowered life.
  • It has two components – the Integrated Program for Senior Citizens (IPSrC) and the State Action Plan for Senior Citizens (SAPSrC)
  • IPSRC entails setting up homes to improve the quality of life of senior citizens, especially indigent senior citizens for writing basic amenities.
  • SAPSRC: Each state/union territories expected to frame its own action plan for the welfare of senior citizens.
  • Under IPSrC component grant in aid is provided to NGOs/ Voluntary Organisations (VOs) for running and maintenance of old age homes, Continuous Care Homes.