CM to financially take care of Covid-orphaned child

In a major decision, the Chhattisgarh Government will implement the ‘Chhattisgarh Mahtari Dular Scheme’ covering all the children who lost their parents to Covid-19 and to those who lost key earning members of the family.

Under the scheme, the Government will take total responsibility for their education and all their future needs, an official communication issued on Thursday said.

The scheme will cover such children who lost their parents due to the pandemic, and the State Government will bear the total cost of their education.

From Class 1 to 8, they will be given a monthly scholarship of Rs 500 and from Class 9 to 12 Rs 1,000 a month. These children will be eligible for scholarship if they are studying in Government or private schools.

The Government will also take all responsibility to educate children of families where a key earning member died due to Covid.

If such children seek admission in Swami Atmanand English Medium School, they will be given priority. No fees will be charged from them.