Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday launched a welfare scheme for youngsters who’ve misplaced both one or each dad and mom to COVID-19.
Beneath the ‘Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana’, the state authorities will present monetary help to a toddler’s guardian whereas those that would not have anybody to take care of them will probably be despatched to kids’s houses, an official spokesperson stated.
Launching the scheme right here, Adityanath stated the state authorities will handle the upbringing and training of kids orphaned by COVID-19.
As a part of the scheme, the federal government will present a month-to-month monetary help of Rs four,000 to a toddler’s guardian or caretaker until she or he attains maturity, the spokesperson stated.
Kids beneath 10 years who would not have any member of the family will probably be taken care of by the state authorities kids’s houses. At present, such houses are useful in Mathura, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Agra and Rampur, he stated.
A minor woman little one will probably be housed in Kasturba Gandhi Ladies (residential) Faculties run by the federal government of India or kids’s houses (women) run by the state authorities. At present, there are 13 such kids’s houses within the state.
Other than this, they are going to be taken care of in 18 Atal Residential Faculties being arrange within the state. The state authorities may even present an quantity of Rs 1,01,000 for the wedding of such women.
The spokesperson stated there are 197 kids within the state who’ve misplaced each their dad and mom to COVID-19.
As many as 1,799 kids have misplaced both their father or mom to COVID-19 however the annual earnings of the surviving dad and mom will probably be evaluated.
Round 1,000 kids are more likely to profit from the ‘Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana’, he stated.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities may even present tablets or laptops to all such kids finding out in colleges, schools or pursuing vocational training, in keeping with the spokesperson.