PM’s orphan scheme includes loans for higher education

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday 30 May released benefits under the PM CARES for Children scheme, via video conferencing, announcing that INR4,000 (US$52) would be provided through various schemes to meet the daily needs of children who lost their parents to COVID-19, reports Firstpost and agencies.

The prime minister transferred scholarships to school-going children. A passbook of PM CARES for Children, and a health card under Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, were handed over to the children during the programme.

He also announced that a stipend would be provided to those aged between 18 and 23 years. “If someone needs an education loan for professional courses, for higher education, then PM CARES will help in that too,” the prime minister said.
Full report on the Firstpost site