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Madhya Pradesh: Free education, pension to kids orphaned due to COVID-19.

Byline By- Balkrishna

The Madhya Pradesh government will give free schooling and a benefit of ₹5,000 each month to kids whose guardians passed on of COVID-19, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Thursday.

The CM guaranteed that his administration will deal with the individuals who lost their earning members during the pandemic. The state government will also stand as guarantor for those benefiting from interest-free loans to start businesses, Chouhan said in a proclamation to media.

“We will provide education free of cost to the children who have lost their parents. They will be provided free ration even if they are not eligible for it,” he said.

He noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously hit numerous families. Kids have lost their parents, while aged individuals are left alone as those taking care of them died due to the viral infection.

Our government will stand by such children and families and provide ₹5,000 pensions per month to them,” Chouhan said. He said many aged individuals have lost their youngsters. They have nobody to deal with them and they are dealing with issues of survival.

Home Minister Narottam Mishra claimed MP is the first state in the nation to begin such a plan for kids and aged individuals whose kin passed on in the pandemic.

Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday detailed 8,970 new instances of COVID-19 and 84 fatalities, taking the count of diseases to 7,00,202 and the loss of life to 6,679, according to the state health department.

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