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Tamil Nadu govt to provide Rs 5 lakh aid to children orphaned by COVID-19

The state government will also bear all expenses towards their education till graduation.

May 29, 2021 / 04:42 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced that children orphaned or those who lost either of their parents to coronavirus will be provided an assistance of Rs 5 lakhs.

Further, the state government will bear all expenses towards their education till graduation.

A special task force under district collector has already been set up to identify the children whose parents succumbed to the disease and provide them the much needed assistance, an official release here said.

In order to protect such hapless children, the Chief Minister directed the government officials to provide the relief.