Jamshedpur 28th June 2021: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the government is trying to make those children orphaned during the Covid period be looked after in the social system near their place of birth in the village or cities itself by supporting the widow or widower who wants to take care of them.
The Chief Minister was virtually addressing the program organized by Jharkhand Legal Services Authority (Jhalsa) under the Shishu Project, a program for the rehabilitation of orphan children during the Corona period, and said that the state government and Jhalsa would jointly take care of such children who have has lost his parents during the pandemic.
He also said that instructions have been issued to appoint women SPOs at the village level to deal with human trafficking.
Hemant Soren said an action plan should be prepared to end the orphanage system in the state and hand over the responsibility of raising these children to the widow or widower living in that village itself.
“Necessary instructions have been given to the departments concerned in this direction, and if such widow or widower agrees to take care of such children, the State Government will bear the cost of education of the children and also provide financial assistance to such persons. We will also provide an incentive amount to widows or widower. With this, the orphans will be brought up in a social environment, and till they stand up, the government will provide the necessary help,” Soren said.
The Chief Minister asked senior police officers to appoint women SPOs in the state to control human trafficking.
With this, the police can get the correct information about the trafficking of women and girls in time, and such cases can be stopped.
CM Soren further added that it would be the endeavor of the State Government not to allow the third wave of Covid-19 to come in the state, and even if it reaches, we are determined that at least no one will die.