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Kerala govt scheme to provide free education to Ockhi-hit kids

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The government has initiated a scheme to provide free and vocational training to the children of those fishermen who died or went missing in the 2017 Ockhi cyclonic storm.

said 194 students have been identified as beneficiaries.

"A total of 194 students, which includes children at all levels, from lower primary to professional colleges, have been identified as beneficiaries.

The government will provide vocational training to 124 students who have completed graduation," Vijayan said in his official handle Thursday.

He also said Rs 13.92 crore would be allocated from the

The scheme envisages a package of Rs 10,000 per year for children in classes from LKG to Class V, Rs 25,000 for children in classes 6 to 10, Rs 30,000 for higher secondary students and up to Rs 1,00,000 for students doing graduation.

"The project will continue till 2037," Vijayan said.

Ockhi was a Category three level tropical cyclone that had hit the shores of in November 2017.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:30 IST