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Special Package, Monthly Aid For Children Orphaned Due To COVID: Kerala Government Announces

Aryan Jaiswal// The Kerala Government has announced a special package and monthly aid to every child who lost their parents to Covid. A special package of Rs 3 lakh will be given as immediate relief and a monthly sum of Rs 2,000 will be issued to the children orphaned due to Covid, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. CM Vijayan also said that educational expenses of the children will also be borne by the government till their graduation. The monthly aid of Rs 2,000 will be provided till the students attain the age of 18 years.

The Chief Minister’s Office took to Twitter to announce this. It said: “Government of Kerala will provide a special package for children who have lost their parents to Covid19. Rs 3,00,000 will be given as immediate relief and a monthly sum of Rs 2,000 will be issued till their 18th birthday.”

“Educational expenses will be covered till graduation,” it added.

The Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand governments as well had previously announced financial support and free education for children whose parents died of Covid.

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