Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced that the state government would provide a monthly pension of ₹5,000 to children who have lost their parents and to families who have lost the only earning family member to COVID-19.Further, the government will also take care of their education and provide them with free ration.
The state government will also stand as guarantor for those availing interest-free loans to start businesses, Chouhan said in a statement to the media.
“We will give Rs 5000 per month pension to children who have lost their parents/guardians in this COVID pandemic. We’ll also arrange free education for these children and free ration for these families,” Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced.
“We will grant loans to these families on govt guarantee to people who want to work,” he added.
We will grant loans to these families on govt guarantee to people who want to work: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2021
He said many aged people have lost their children. They have no one to take care of them and they are facing problems of survival. “We can’t leave such persons alone. They are now the responsibility of the Madhya Pradesh government,” he said.
Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday reported 8,970 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 84 fatalities, taking its infection tally to 7,00,202 and death toll to 6,679, the state health department said. A total of 10,324 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, which pushed the state’s recovery count to 5,83,595, it said.