Bhopal: State government has become guardian of as many as 1001 children orphaned due to Covid-19, as per official information.
“In many families Covid-19 has resulted in the sudden death of parents earning livelihood. The state government is playing the role of guardian for the children of such affected families. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Bal Seva Yojana on May 21, 2021 to help such children. So far, financial and food security has been provided to 1001 child beneficiaries under the scheme”, said the release.
In 34 districts of the state, cent percent cases have been resolved. The state government will also take up the responsibility of the education of these child beneficiaries, stated the release.
“So far 1001 children have benefitted under the Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Bal Seva Yojana. Fourty children have been benefitted in Gwalior district, 38 in Rajgarh, 50 in Balaghat, Ratlam 37, Jabalpur 58, Chhindwara 40, Tikamgarh 16, Khandwa 42, Dhar 25, Niwari 10, Khargone 17, Ashoknagar 10, Mandla 21, Neemuch 9, Harda 15, Barwani 17, Raisen 13, Guna 9, Sidhi 12, Betul 15, Narsinghpur 16, Alirajpur 15, Rewa 8, Sagar 10, Agar Malwa 8, Morena 11, Singrauli 6, Katni 10, Bhind 12, Dindori 5, Vidisha 8, Jhabua 3 , Datia 1, Umaria 2, Dewas 50, Bhopal 34, Ujjain 35, Burhanpur 11, Sheopur 13, Panna 23, Satna 26, Shahdol 7, Seoni 18, Indore 36, Damoh 19, Mandsaur 29, Shivpuri 17, Anuppur 9, Sehore 20, Hoshangabad 28, Chhatarpur 8 and nine have been benefitted in Shajapur.
Under the Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Bal Seva Yojana, an assistance amount of Rs 5000 per month is provided to each child beneficiary. If the age of the beneficiary is less than 18 years, then it will be deposited in the joint account of the identified guardian and the child and after attaining the age of 18 years, it will be deposited in the personal account of the beneficiary.
Apart from this, free monthly ration is provided to each child beneficiary and their guardian under the National Food Security Act. Under the education assistance, free education will be provided to the child beneficiaries in government schools, colleges, universities for school education, higher education, technical education, medical education and legal education, as per the information.
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