LUCKNOW: Clearly children and women are the top priority of the Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government. After providing financial assistance to COVID orphans and other bereaved children, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to implement a scheme to provide financial assistance to women who have been rendered destitute as a result of the pandemic.
Yogi Adityanath’s government has implemented scores of welfare schemes and projects for the benefit and upliftment of children and women in the state. Senior officials said, in yet another move UP government is planning to bring financial aid to needy women. The officials have developed a plan under which needy women will receive Rs 2,000 per month in financial assistance.
According to reports, the proposal is ready to be presented to the state cabinet at the next meeting. The proposal would go into effect as soon as it received approval from the cabinet.
Since March 2020, CM Yogi Adityanath has requested a list of such women from the Women Welfare Department. The state government has decided to extend the benefits of other programmes to them as well.
Aside from monthly financial assistance, the state government plans to extend to them benefits under the free ration scheme, housing under the central scheme— Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, medical insurance benefits under Mukhyamantri Jan Aroygya Yojna, and so on. According to sources, the state government would also provide housing for homeless elderly women.
Notably, the Yogi government approved a scheme for children who became orphans due to causes other than COVID in the last cabinet meeting on Monday, providing them with Rs 2500 per month under the Mukhyamantri Bal Sewa Yojna.
Children who lost one or both parents or legal guardians for reasons other than the pandemic will receive Rs 2500 per month under this scheme.
Previously, on July 22, the Yogi government launched a scheme under the Mukhyamantri Bal Sewa Yojna to provide Rs 4000 per month in financial assistance to children who lost their parents due to COVID.
Since March 2020, 240 of these 4,050 children have lost both of their parents, while 3810 have lost one of their parents or a legal guardian as a result of Covid.
Schools have also been established at the commissionerate level to ensure these children’s education and skill development. In the case of orphaned girl children, arrangements have been made at Kasturba Gandhi Awasiya Balika Vidyalaya to provide them with special care, and the government has agreed to pay them Rs 110,000 when they marry.