An ILO-UNICEF report on Social Protection for Children said 31 Indian states have implemented the national ‘ PM CARES for Children ‘ scheme launched during the pandemic with 10,793 full orphans (children who have lost both parents) and 151,322 half-orphans (children who have lost one parent) due to the pandemic taking the benefit of the scheme.
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Key findings of the ILO-UNICEF report:
- 2.4 billion Children in this world need adequate social protection.
- Nearly 1.77 billion children aged 0-18 years lack access to a child or family cash benefit, a fundamental pillar of a social protection system
- Regional disparities
- One billion children live in multidimensional poverty without access to education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation or water.
- Gender disparity
- Children with disabilities or living in a household with a family member with a disability are more vulnerable to poverty.
ILO-UNICEF report: Stats on India:
The report stated that 31 states in India had implemented the national‘PM CARES for Children’ scheme. So far, only 4,302 children have received support from the scheme.
About ‘PM-CARES for Children’ Scheme:
- The scheme was launched on 29th May, 2021 with the aim to support children who lost both or surviving parent(s), legal guardian/adoptive parents or single adoptive parent to Covid-19.
- The status of children in need of care and protection included orphans (10,094), lost either parent (1,36,910) and abandoned (488) taking the total to 1,47,492.
- In the gender-wise break-up, out of the 1,47,492 children, there are 76,508 boys, 70,980 girls and four transgender.
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