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Provide details of schemes under PM Care for children orphaned due to Covid-19: SC to Center | India News


NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court asked the Center to provide details of a recently announced scheme under the PM Care Fund for the benefit of children who lost their parents to the Covid-19 pandemic and how it will be implemented. that scheme.
On Sunday, the Union government announced that all children who lost both parents or a surviving parent, legal guardian or adoptive parents due to Covid-19 will be supported by a plan by PM Cares to create a corpus of Rs 10 lakh in the form of a fixed deposit.
This corpus will be used to provide a monthly stipend for five years when the children turn 18. This stipend is expected to cover your personal needs during your higher education period. At age 23, each child will receive the corpus amount as a lump sum for personal and professional use. This measure opens the way to long-term help so that the child has the necessary financial support when he leaves school and is an adult who can make decisions regarding his future course.
On Friday, the supreme court had given the states two days to provide details of the children who lost their parents and the steps taken for their rehabilitation.
A bench of judges LN Rao and Anirudhha Bose had asked states and the Center to provide the statistical data on orphaned children related to Covid to the amicus curiae Gaurav Agrawal on Monday and said it would approve orders on Tuesday in the related suo motu matter. with the improvement of difficulties. of those children during the pandemic.
A recent study by Child Rights and You (CRY) found that states have received more reports of missing children after the first wave of Covid-19. The proportion of missing girls is much higher. The obvious inference is that either the children have run away to find some form of livelihood for themselves or they have been trafficked internationally for the meat trade. ”

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