Gujarat government promises to help orphans even without a Covid Certificate
Updated: Jul 18
After numerous cases of children becoming orphaned and stranded due to increased death
rate of Covid-19, the state government has guaranteed monetary help and special preference
for the affected children through different government welfare plans.
The additional chief secretary (ACS), social justice & empowerment, Mr. Manoj Agarwal
said, “The state government has decided to liberally help all children who have lost their
parents due to Covid-19 or during Covid-19 era. The Government of India and the state
government together will give Rs 4,000 per month to below-18 orphaned children and those
above 18 years will get Rs 6,000 per month. We got representations that many children do
not have death certificates, stating Covid-19 as the cause of the death of parents. So the
government has decided to cover all children who have lost parents from the period that the
pandemic started, even if they don’t have related certificates. Many parents died because of
co-morbidities post-Covid also”.
Research intern, Stambh Organisation