The Uttarakhand government scheme Chief Minister Vatsalya Yojana, aims to help children who lost their parents or the earning member of their family during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cabinet gave its nod on Wednesday.
Under the scheme the government will take responsibility for such children who have lost their parents and will provide assistance of Rs 3,000 per month. Besides monetary support, the state government will also provide free education, ration and health facilities, till the time they attain the age of 21.
The Cabinet has approved compensation for the people associated with the tourism industry whose livelihoods were affected by the pandemic. A sum of Rs 2,500 will be provided to tour guides and operators and registered rafting guides by the state for two months. Also a budget of Rs 100 crore was approved for flood management at Badrinath.
Under Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana Ati Shuksham (nano industries), the state government aims to encourage 20,000 people to take up small-scale works by providing them a subsidy. Under the scheme, the government aims to provide an Rs 5,000 subsidy to people who want to start work with an amount in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000.
The state Cabinet also waived off the Rs 49 lakh for the reconstruction work at Hotel Alaknanda at Haridwar. A trust is also to be set up a trust for the proposed Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor in Udham Singh Nagar. It was decided that 1,000 acres of land would be allotted for the project.