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Senior citizens in J&K who lost their only bread winner to Covid to get life pension

Srinagar: Stating that the J&K government’s biggest priority is to defeat the ongoing pandemic, the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday announced that senior citizens who lost only earning member of their family due to the Covid will be provided special pension for life.

In a series of tweets from the LG’s office, the government stated: “Our biggest priority is to defeat this pandemic. I urge all of you to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and get vaccinated. We will soon prevail together over this pandemic.”

In yet another tweet, the LG led administration stated that the J&K Government has taken several measures to help those who unfortunately lost their loved ones to #COVID19. “Senior citizens who have lost only earning member of the family will be provided special pension for life,” the tweet read, adding that “Installments of social welfare schemes like old-age pension, Laadli Beti etc and PMAY, MGNREGA and other welfare schemes will be released immediately.

In these challenging times, the Old-Age Homes, Orphanages will be extended all the support from the government including rations etc, he added.

—(KNO)

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