The Maharashtra government is going to bear the education costs of college students who lost their parents to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to find out more.
The state government of Maharashtra has announced that it will cover the education expenses of any college student who has lost both parents to the COVID-19 pandemic. This news comes from Higher and Technical Education Minister Chandrakant Patil, who made the announcement in the state Assembly in response to a question from Congress legislator Shirish Chaudhary.
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As many as 931 undergraduate and 228 postgraduate students at various government colleges have lost both their parents to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government will pay their fees for the entire course, Patil said.
The minister further said that the decision will cost the state exchequer more than Rs 2 crore annually, and there will be no need for the state government to pass a similar decision every year.