Assam Government Schemes for Competitive Exams | Enumerate the Govt. of Assam’s schemes for children and widows during the Covid-19 pandemic .
Ans : Assam has reported about 450,201 Covid-19 cases and 3844 deaths one week ago due to the coronavirus disease, according to the National Health Mission’s (NHM’s) bulletin. The active cases about one week ago stand at 47,081 and nearly 400,000 people have been discharged, taking the recovery rate to 88.39 per cent. The positivity rate, meanwhile, accounts for 3.70 per cent of the total caseload. Among the deaths , many children has become orphaned and many has lost their spouses . Therefore , Govt. of Assam in order to support and relieve these orphan children and widows launched a series of initiatives .
Under the “ Mukhya Mantri Sishu Seva scheme” , children will receive a fixed deposit of ₹781,000 with a monthly interest of ₹3,500 till they attain the age of 24. The principal amount of ₹781,000 will be credited to the account of the beneficiary. Apart from this, children will also receive a laptop and a skill-based education. Girls of marriageable age will receive ₹50,000 and one tola gold under the “Arundhati scheme” . The children who were given financial assistance have extended families and so they have been provided with the fixed deposit certificates which will provide a monthly interest for their education and skill development, Meanwhile, women who lost their husbands to Covid-19 will receive a one-time grant of ₹250,000 and ₹ 1,130 - ₹ 830 from “Arunoday Scheme” and ₹ 300 from the “widow pension scheme” which will be
given every month.
Conclusion: - The schemes launched by the Govt. of Assam will ease the pain of the children and widows who have lost their parents and husbands in the Covid – 19 pandemic . The “Mukhya Mantri Sishu Seva scheme” will secure the present and future of the destitute children . The widows will get the financial help from “Arunodoy and widow pension scheme” . These noble initiatives of the govt. will go a long way to ease the pain and suffering of orphaned children and widows .