December 8, 2023

Why in news ?

Delhi government has launched “Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana” to provide financial assistance to the families who lost a member due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Why scheme was launched?

  • According to notification by Social Welfare Department, Rs 50,000 ex-gratia will be provided to every family that has lost a member amid pandemic.
  • A pension of Rs 2,500 per month would also be given to those families that lost the sole breadwinner to covid-19 pandemic.
  • Government will also consider single member of affected family to be enrolled as civil defence volunteer.

Government will also look after health and education needs of dependent children

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