PM Modi releases benefits including passbook, health card under PM CARES for Children Scheme
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that under the PM CARES for Children scheme, Rs.4,000 would be provided through various schemes to meet the daily needs of children who lost their parents to COVID-19.
The Prime Minister said, “The children who have lost their parents due to COVID-19, will get full support for their schooling and higher education.”
PM Modi said, “PM-CARES for Children is an initiative to relieve some of the burden children face after losing their parents. He said, the children between 18 to 23 years of age will get a fixed stipend and on attaining the age of 23, they will get ten lakh rupees.”
He added, “Through PM-CARES, the government is supporting children by providing four thousand rupees per month for daily needs. He said, through the scheme children are being provided an Ayushman Health Card that will cover health expenses up to five lakh rupees.”
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.
PM Modi released the benefits under the PM-CARES for Children Scheme this morning through video conferencing.
The Narendra Modi-led government completes eight years today. Since returning to power in 2019, it has checked several key boxes on its agenda.
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