645 Orphaned, Lost A Parent In 2nd Covid Wave From Apr to May 28: Center

645 Orphaned, Lost A Parent In 2nd Covid Wave From Apr to May 28: Center

645 Orphaned, Lost A Parent In 2nd Covid Wave From Apr to May 28: Center

The highest variety of such youngsters was reported from Uttar Pradesh at 158 ​​(File)

New Delhi:

A complete of 645 youngsters misplaced their dad and mom to COVID-19 from April to May 28 this 12 months in the course of the second wave, the Women and Child Development Ministry stated on Thursday.

In response to a query within the Rajya Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani gave information on the kids orphaned in the course of the second wave of COVID-19.

According to the info, a complete of 645 youngsters misplaced their dad and mom to Covid from April 2021 to May 28.

The highest variety of such youngsters was reported from Uttar Pradesh at 158 ​​adopted by Andhra Pradesh at 119, Maharashtra at 83 and Madhya Pradesh at 73.

The states and UTs have been collectively requested by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Department of School Education & Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education to guarantee continuity of schooling of the kids who’ve misplaced their dad and mom within the COVID-19 pandemic , whereas accommodating them beneath the assorted schemes being run by Department of School Education and Literacy, Ms Irani stated in a written reply.

She additional stated that the prime minister has introduced a scheme to assist the kids who’ve misplaced each dad and mom or surviving mum or dad or authorized guardian or adoptive dad and mom due to the pandemic.

“The scheme supplies assist for schooling and well being and can create a corpus of Rs 10 lakh for every baby when she or he reaches 18 years of age. This corpus can be used to give a month-to-month monetary assist/ stipend kind 18 years of age, for the following 5 years to maintain his or her private necessities in the course of the interval of upper schooling and on reaching the age of 23 years, she or he will get the corpus quantity as one lump-sum for private {and professional} use,” Ms Irani stated.

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