Over 700 children in Gujarat have been orphaned as a result of COVID.
According to a Gujarat government official, more than 700 children who have lost both parents to COVID-19 illness in the state received a monthly financial help of Rs 4,000 each on Wednesday.
At least 776 children who have lost both parents to the disease have received their first monthly payout of Rs 4,000 each from the state government's Bal Seva Yojna.
The initiative was announced by the state administration on May 31 with the goal of providing monthly financial help to children under the age of 18 who have lost both parents to the coronavirus. According to a press release, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani attended a virtual occasion where he deposited Rs 4,000 apiece in the bank accounts of 776 youngsters who have been identified as beneficiaries, totaling Rs 31.04 lakh.
According to the announcement, Rajkot district has the greatest number of such youngsters in the state, with 58, followed by Ahmedabad with 42, Sabarkantha with 36, Vadodara with 32, and Panchmahal and Navari districts with 30 each. If these children continue their studies after the age of 18, they will receive Rs 6,000 per month in help until they reach the age of 21, and the assistance will continue until they reach the age of 21.