Under the scheme, state government will provide financial assistance to a child's guardian while those who do not have guardian to look after them will be sent to children's homes.
The welfare schemed has been named as 'Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana' and was launched on May 29.
Modifying its decision to provide a monthly financial aid of Rs 4,000 to the children who lost their parents to COVID19, the Uttar Pradesh government has now increased the annual income limit of the guardians from Rs 200,000 to Rs 300,000.
“For the legal or natural guardian, the annual income of Rs two lakh limit is very low, hence the monthly assistance will be provided to every child whose guardian’s income is below Rs 3 lakh per year,” announced Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a high-level Covid review meeting held June 16.
The welfare schemed has been named as ‘Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana’ and was launched on May 29.
Under the scheme, state government will provide financial assistance to a child’s guardian while those who do not have guardian to look after them will be sent to children’s homes.
Meanwhile, children below 10 years of age who do not have any family member will be sent to the state government children’s homes. Currently, such homes are functional in Mathura, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Agra and Rampur.
“A minor girl child will be housed in Kasturba Gandhi Girls (residential) Schools run by the government of India or children’s homes (girls) run by the state government,” the press statement informed.
“In addition, the Yogi Government will also provide financial assistance of Rs 1,01,000 for the marriage of girls under the scheme,” it added.