Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has launched a new scheme for children orphaned by COVID-19.
The new scheme: “Mukhya Mantri Balya Seva Prakalpa”, was launched by the Tripura CM on Saturday.
Informing about the new scheme, Tripura CM Biplab Deb said that the Government has initiated the process identifying and ascertain the number of children, who lost their parents to COVID-19.
Biplab Deb said: “So far, the government doesn’t have any data of children in Tripura, who had lost their parents to COVID virus. But officials of the State Government will soon start a survey to find out the numbers”.
According to the new scheme, children who would be staying in orphanages, their entire financial expenditure would be bear by the Tripura Government.
CM Biplab Deb said that those children who be staying with their relatives, the State government will provide them with an amount of Rs 3,500 per month till the age of 18 years. Moreover, their schooling would also be free of cost.
For a girl child, this scheme would also include assistance of Rs 50,000 for her marriage after the completion of education.
Laptop and tablet would also be provided to them after qualifying class X board examination, said Deb.
Giving data of vaccination in Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Deb said: “A total of 39.6 percent population have received vaccination in the state.”