ATAL VAYO ABHYUDAY YOJANA (AVYAY)

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Overview:

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

About 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: It 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.
  • Five schemes have been launched under this umbrella scheme:
    • Poshan Abhiyan for elderly
    • Livelihood and skilling initiatives for senior citizens
    • scheme on promoting silver economy
    • Awareness generation and capacity building for welfare of senior citizens
    • Channelising CSR funds for elderly care.
  • Nodal Agency: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

 


Q1) What is Poshan Abhiyan?

Poshan Abhiyaan was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 8th March, 2018 in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. The focus of Abhiyaan is to lay emphasis on nutritional status of adolescent girls, pregnant women, lactating mothers and children from 0-6 years age.

Source:  PIB