The central government is likely to roll out monetary assistance for 11.8 crore students. The monetary assistance will be provided through Direct Benefit Transfer and it will be done via the Mid Day Meal scheme.
According to the official statement, " Students will be benefitted directly through Benefit Transfer, DBT of the Cooking Cost component of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, to all eligible children, as a special welfare measure, this will give a fillip to the midday meal program.”
The government has planned to provide funds to the tune of 12000 crores to all the state and union territories for the materialization of the assistance. The number of beneficiaries will be the children studying in class 1 to 8 in government schools in the country numbering around 11.8 crores. This monetary assistance by the union government will benefit around 11.8 crore children studying in classes 1 to 8 in government-aided schools across the country.
Besides this, the central government and the state governments have also announced assistance for the children who have lost their parents to the pandemic. states who have made such announcements include Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Jharkhand, and Jammu Kashmir.
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