Odisha Ashirbad Scheme (आशीर्वाद योजना) 2024 for Health / Education of COVID Orphans

Odisha Ashirbad Scheme (आशीर्वाद योजना) 2024 for health & education of COVID orphans, Rs. 2500 p.m, free treatment under BSKY, inclusion in NFSA list, houses under PMAY or BPGY, complete details here

Odisha Ashirbad Scheme (आशीर्वाद योजना) 2024 for Health / Education of COVID Orphans

Ashirbad Scheme Odisha

Odisha government led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a new Ashirbad Scheme on 20 June 2024. In this scheme, the state govt. will focus on education, health and maintenance of Covid orphans. In this article, we well provide you the latest information about “ओडिशा आशीर्वाद योजना” and cover all its aspects.

Odisha Ashirbad Scheme (आशीर्वाद योजना) 2024

The state govt. has launched Odisha Ashirbad Scheme (आशीर्वाद योजना) for those who have lost their dear parents due to COVID-19. All such children who lost their parents or main earning person of the family on 1 April 2020 or thereafter to Covid-19 will be eligible to be covered under Odisha Ashirbad Yojana. Now check which category of children would be eligible under Ashirwad Yojana.

Category of Beneficiary Children under Odisha Ashirwad Yojana

Children under distress who have lost their parents would be eligible under Ashirwad Yojana. Such children have been divided into 3 categories:-

Benefits of Odisha Ashirbad Yojana

Under the Odisha Ashirbad Yojana, each beneficiary children would be able to avail the following benefits:-

Financial Assistance under Odisha Ashirwad Scheme

CM mentioned that the child welfare committee of the district will coordinate with the local tahasildar and police to protect the property of the orphan children. Children can also get financial assistance from Biju Sishu Suraksha Yojana and Juvenile Justice Fund if necessary.

However, if a child does not stay with a relative and resides in any child care institution, recurring deposit of Rs. 1000 per month will be made till he is 18 years of age. If child has lost either his father or mother who was the only earning member and now staying with surviving parent, Rs. 1500 per month will be provided for his maintenance. The amount will be deposited in either in his or his parent’s account. Besides, if the surviving parent is mother, she will also entitled for Madhu Babu Pension.

Odisha Ashirwad Yojana Details

The chief minister asked the district collectors to prepare list of Covid orphans with assistance from the District Child Protection Committee, Childline and panchayat level organisations. He directed the collectors to launch a drive every year so that no Covid orphan is left out from the scheme.

Source / Reference Link: https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2021/jun/20/odisha-cm-launches-ashirbad-for-education-and-health-of-covid-orphans-2318958.html

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