Uattar Pradesh

Aid for 2,224 Covid orphans cleared by UP govt

(G.N.S) Dt. 30


Under the state government scheme, a Covid orphan will receive Rs 4,000 per month till he/she attains the age of 18. Further, their education will be free in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya and Atal residential school. The government will also give laptop or tablet for children who are in Class 10 or above for online classes.

The officials of the state women and child development department told that the government aid has been approved for 2,224 out of total 3,900 registered Covid orphans in the state. Among the 2,224 cases, 163 cases were of those minors who lost both parents.

As per conservative estimates, UP government is likely to spend around Rs 11 crore annually on 2,224 orphans as financial aid.
Director, women and child development, Manoj Rai has said that, Due to gradual awareness among citizens, we are still receiving distress calls about Covid orphans and the numbers are likely to increase. We will ensure that no kid is left behind.

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