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Three children from Bishnupur District to benefit from PM Cares for Children Scheme

The PM CARES for Children Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister of India on 29th May 2021

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Bishnupur: The District Administration of Bishnupur Monday participated in the release of benefits and services under PM CARES FOR CHILDREN SCHEME by the Prime Minister through Video Conferencing.

Thanga MLA, Robindro Tongbram; Adhyaksha of Bishnupur Zila Parishad Romabai Lairenjam, Bishnupur DC Lourembam Bikram, officials concerned and beneficiaries attended the release of benefits under Scheme from the Video Conferencing Studio, NIC, of Mini Secretariat DC Office Bishnupur.

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Three children from Bishnupur district were selected for the PM Cares for Children Scheme. The PM CARES for Children Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister of India on 29th May 2021. The Scheme is to support children, who have lost both their Parents or legal Guardian or Adoptive Parents, or Surviving Parents to COVID-19 pandemic during the period starting from March 11, 2020, and ending on February 28, 2022.

Under the scheme, beneficiaries will receive financial support, assistance for school education, health insurance, support for boarding and lodging, and assistance for higher education. Out of 9042 applications received from all over India 4345 children have been approved under the scheme.

 In Monday’s release function of benefits under PM Cares for Children Scheme, a beneficiary of the scheme from the district who has completed Class X and has attained the age of 18 years was provided with a laptop under CMAT- Chief Ministergi Anganggi Tengbang.

The overall objective of the Scheme is to ensure comprehensive care and protection of Children in a sustained manner, and enable their well-being through health insurance, empower them through education and equip them for self-sufficient existence with financial support on reaching 23 years of age.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is the nodal Ministry for the execution of the scheme at the central level. The Department of the State government dealing with the Juvenile Justice set up in the states is the nodal agency at the State level while the District Magistrates are the nodal authority at the district levels.

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