PM Cares scheme to help children orphaned during pandemic: Modi
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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the facilities provided under the PM Cares for Children orphaned during the Covid-19 pandemic. He said that the PM Cares for Children scheme is a small effort to reduce the difficulties of such Covid affected children, whose mother or father or both are no more.
Inaugurating the scheme through video conferencing, Modi said that this scheme is also a reflection of the fact that the government is with you with utmost sensitivity. He said if anyone needs education loan for professional courses, for higher education, then PM-Cares will help in that too. Rs 4,000 per month have also been arranged for them through other schemes for their daily needs.
Scholarships were transferred to school going children during the programme. The passbook of PM Cares for Children and health card under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana were also handed over to the children.
PM Cares for Children scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on May 29, 2021 with the aim of assisting children who lost their parents or legal guardian during the period from March 11, 2020 to February 28, 2022 due to the pandemic.
The objective of this scheme is to provide accommodation and food to the children, empower them through education and scholarship, ensures comprehensive care and protection for their self-sustaining existence with financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh on attaining the age of 23 years.
A portal named pmcaresforchildren.in was launched for the registration of children. This portal is a single window system, which facilitates the approval process and all other support for the children.