₹1 lakh to families of people who have died of COVID-19. The announcement was made by State Finance Minister Ajanta Neog while presenting the budget for 2021-22.
Neog claimed it to be 'a first-of-its-kind scheme by any government in the country.' Assam government had already announced the 'Chief Minister Shishu Seva Scheme' for children who lost their parents due to coronavirus and the 'Chief Minister COVID-19 Widow Support Scheme' for widows.
Under the scheme for children, an amount of ₹3,500 will be provided per child each month. For those below 10 years who may not have an extended family or guardian, the Assam government will take steps to house them in child care institutions and provide adequate funding towards their upkeep and