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 October 7, 2021

Government issues guidelines for PM Cares for Children scheme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development on Thursday issued detailed guidelines for PM CARES for Children, a scheme that lends support to kids who were orphaned during the covid-19 pandemic.

The objective of the scheme, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 29 May, is to ensure comprehensive care and protection of children who lost their parent(s) to the pandemic, enable their wellbeing through health insurance, empower them through education and equip them for self-sufficient existence with financial support on reaching 23 years of age.

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