Monthly stipend till age 18, other schemes to support children orphaned due to COVID

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that all children who have been rendered orphan due to COVID-19 pandemic will be supported under the ‘PM-CARES for Children’ scheme.

The measures were announced after a high-level review meeting chaired by PM Modi to discuss and deliberate the steps which can be taken to support children who have lost their parents due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“Children represent the future of the country and the country will do everything possible to support and protect the children so that they develop as strong citizens and have a bright future,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister’s Office in an official statement announced a slew of measures to support the children, it says the children will get a monthly stipend from PM-CARES fund once they turn 18-years-old and a fund of Rs 10 lakh when they turn 23.

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