Rs 4,000 per month for children who lost parents to Covid

New Delhi: Releasing the benefits under the PM CARES for Children scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs 4,000 would be provided through various schemes to meet the daily needs of children who lost their parents to Covid-19. “

If someone needs an education loan for professional courses, for higher education, then PM CARES will help in that too,” the PM said. Apart from that, Modi announced that a stipend will be provided to those aged between 18 to 23 years.  Scholarships were transferred to school-going children during the event, as well as a passbook of PM CARES for Children, and a health card under Ayushman Bharat. 

Minister of Women and Child Affairs Development, Smriti Irani, was also present at the event.

The Narendra Modi-led government has completed eight years. Since returning to power in 2019, it has checked several key boxes on its agenda. However, multiple challenges loom at home and abroad for the remainder of the Government’s second term.

The Modi government faces challenges across sectors from reviving the economy to reforming the agriculture sector after the three farm laws were withdrawn last year. 

Moreover, the turmoil in the neighboring countries of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India’s leadership in the subcontinent will be tested in the near future.

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