PM CARES Scheme 2023

PM CARES Scheme 2023
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Around 4000 children have been benefited by PM CARES Scheme

Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, reported to the Lok Sabha on Friday, February 10, that a total of Rs 341.87 crore has been credited to the accounts of 4,345 eligible children by the PM CARES Scheme. According to major news reports, she stated that the distribution of funds from the PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) scheme. To help those children whose parents or legal guardians have lost their life during COVID-19 epidemic, the fund was founded in 2020 after COVID-19 epidemic. Education and health insurance are included in the services offered. It intends to provide young kids with the livelihood support to live independently until the age of 23.

PM CARES for children Scheme 2023

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Irani further stated in the Lower House of Parliament that these children would have access to admission to the nearby schools, such Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya or Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. They are eligible for the Swanath Scholarship Program, which is run by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). For each year of education, this programme offers a Rs 50,000 annual scholarship. According to the study, 3,962 students from classes 1 to 12 have already received annual scholarships of Rs 20,000 per student from the Mission Vatsalya Scheme.

Irani said that till January 2023, around 3,962 children in grades 1 to 12 have gained the scholarship, with the state of Maharashtra having the most recipients (727), followed by the states of Uttar Pradesh (411), and Madhya Pradesh (390 students).

The Mission Vatsalya Scheme provides children who are living with relatives with a stipend of Rs 4,000 per month.

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