Kejriwal announces Rs 50K for families with Covid death in Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s Chief Minister, declared on Tuesday that each family in the national capital that has suffered a Covid death will get Rs 50,000 ex gratia.

Kejriwal said that many families have lost loved ones to the pandemic’s second phase, adding, “Although we cannot fill the hole, we will provide financial assistance of Rs 50,000 to each family that has lost at least one member to the pandemic.”

Additionally, the Aam Aadmi Party-led government would give a monthly stipend of Rs 2,500 to families whose primary breadwinner was a victim of Covid-19.

“Numerous such families also lost their main breadwinner as a consequence of Covid. Any such family will receive Rs 2,500 per month from the Delhi government “As Kejriwal said.

Additionally, children whose parents have died of the virus will get Rs 2,500 a month, with the Delhi government covering all educational costs.

Apart from that, the Delhi government would give free rations to all impoverished families affected by the Covid-induced lockout.

“Every such family in Delhi will receive a free ration of ten kilograms (5 kg from the Centre and 5 kg from the Delhi government). There would be no need to provide income certificates in order to receive this ratio. It will be distributed even to those without a legitimate ration card “As Kejriwal said.

Both of these decisions, the Chief Minister said, would be accepted by the Cabinet and adopted shortly.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti


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