Mumbai News: For college students who lost their parents in the COVID-19 pandemic Eknath Shinde The (Eknath Shinde) government has made a big announcement. Maharashtra minister Chandrakant Patil said on Monday that the state government will bear the education expenses of college students who have lost both their parents to the COVID-19 pandemic. State Higher and Technical Education Minister Patil made this announcement in the assembly while replying to a question by Congress MLA Shirish Chaudhary.
About 1200 such students in the state
Patil said that there are 931 graduate and 228 postgraduate students in various government colleges of the state who have lost both their parents during the corona pandemic. He said that the government will pay the fees for his entire course. The Minister of State said that this decision would cost the state exchequer more than Rs 2 crore annually, adding that now the state government would not need to take such a decision every year.
The new government of Maharashtra is taking decisions at a speed in public interest.
Let us tell you that since the new government has come in Maharashtra, it has taken many decisions one after the other in the public interest. This is the second major announcement recently in the interest of youth and students, earlier the Shinde government had announced to give reservation in government jobs to the participants of Dahi Handi festival, although this decision of the government has been strongly opposed by many opposition parties. .
Decline in corona cases in Maharashtra for the second consecutive day
At the same time, if we talk about corona cases in Maharashtra, then there has been a decline in corona cases in the state in the last two days. However, a slight increase in the cases of corona was registered in the state last week. On Monday, 1832 cases of corona were registered in Maharashtra, out of which 818 cases were registered in Mumbai alone. For the second consecutive day, less than 1000 corona cases have been reported in Mumbai.
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