Prime Minister launches Care for Children scheme for children orphaned in Covid-19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a special PM Care for Children scheme for children who lost their parents during the Corona epidemic.
Highlight of the Scheme
This initiative has been started to help the children who have lost their parents during the pandemic.
Under the scheme, children between the age group of 18 to 23 years will get a fixed stipend and on attaining the age of 23, they will get ten lakh rupees.
School going children will also get free education, textbooks and uniforms in the nearest government schools.
It will help those who need education loans for vocational courses and higher education.
Children who lost both their parents or primary caregiver between March 11, 2020 and February 28, 2022 are eligible for this scheme.
Students of private schools can avail fee reimbursement under the norms of Right to Education Act, 2005.
Students can also get free education in residential schools such as Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.
A scholarship of ₹20,000 per year will also be provided by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to students between class 1 and class 12.
Beneficiaries can also get a health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh in public and private hospitals under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
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