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Raj: Silicosis-affected families to get benefit of Palanhar scheme


Press Trust of India Jaipur
The Rajasthan government has decided to extend the benefit of the Palanhar scheme to the children of those suffering from silicosis, a lung disease.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has given his approval for the proposal, which will benefit 15, 828 children of silicosis-affected families in the state, a statement said.
Under the Palanhar scheme of the Social Justice and Empowerment Department, the state government provides a grant of Rs 500 per month per child between 0-6 years and Rs 1,000 per month per child aged between 1-18 years.

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First Published: Jan 28 2020 | 8:45 PM IST

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