Manipur floats program for orphaned children due to Covid-19

Manipur floats program for orphaned children due to Covid-19

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Imphal, May 30 (PTI) The BJP-led government in Manipur on Sunday launched a program for children orphaned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, giving special impetus to their education.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh, after greeting people on the occasion of the seven-year completion of the NDA government led by PM Narendra Modi, said the state would provide Rs 3,500 for each bereaved child living with his extended family or under the care of the guardian.

Children who have no one to care for them would be sent to residential institutions, with the government covering all their expenses, the CM said, after virtually launching the “Bal Seva” program.

The program will provide institutional care and education for adolescent girls, and preference will be given to Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas to house them.

Laptops will be provided as a one-time special assistance to children studying in grade 11 or above or those attending vocational training courses after completing grade 10.

Singh further said that the stamp duty would be removed for the registration of property left by parents and that no tax would be levied on transferred land until the child turns 21. PTI COR RMS RMS

Warning :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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