Amidst the unprecedented second wave of coronavirus across the country, the Tripura government on Saturday decided to provide free education to children who lost their parents due to COVID-19.
The state government will also provide Rs 3,500 every month till the age of 18 to those who do not live in orphanages.
While announcing this, Chief Minister Biplab Deb said, "Tripura government will provide free education to the children who lose their parents due to COVID-19. Such children who do not live in orphanages will be provided Rs 3,500 every month till the age of 18."
He added, "After completion of Matriculation (Class-10 board exam), the government would provide these children with either a laptop or a tablet to access the internet for their educational purpose."
Other states like Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, and even Delhi, have introduced schemes to help the children who lost their parents to COVID-19.