Kerala Chief Minister on Thursday has announced an ‘one-time’ financial support to the children who are left orphaned due to Covid-19. A relief of Rs 2,000 will be issued to those children every month till they attain the age of 18, he said.
The Kerala government has assured that no children will be deprived of basic education as the government will bear all the education cost till a degree-level.
“One-time financial help of Rs 3 lakhs will be given to the children who have lost their parents due to Covid-19. Rs 2,000 per month will be given to these children till they reach 18 years of age. The state government will bear the cost of their education till degree-level,” the statement read.
Referring to the official data the Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, has informed that at least 577 children across India are orphaned due this pandemic after their parents died to Covid-19 From April 1.
The other states who have taken this initiative of giving financial aid and free education to children include Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Punjab, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.