Govt announces 'PM-CARES for Children' scheme for kids orphaned due to COVID-19

by National | 29-05-2021 | 2380 views

NewDelhi:Children who've lost both parents or surviving parent or legal guardian/ adoptive parents to COVID-19 will be supported under 'PM-CARES for Children' scheme, the Centre said on Saturday. A ₹10 lakh fund will be created for these children and the amount will be given once they turn 23. They'll also get a monthly stipend for five years after turning 18.

TN govt announces ₹5L financial aid for children orphaned due to COVID-19

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin has announced that children who have been orphaned due to COVID-19 will be provided ₹5 lakh financial assistance. The amount will be deposited in the beneficiaries' names and will be given to them along with interest after they turn 18. He also said the state government will bear all expenses towards their education till graduation.

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