Rajasthan Palanhaar Scheme

Under the Rajasthan Palanhaar Scheme, the amount of assistance given to orphan children in the age group of 0-6 years has been increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1500 per month and to orphan children in the age group of 6- 18 years has been increased from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 2,500 per month. .

Objectives of the scheme

Instead of institutionalizing the arrangements for the upbringing, education etc. of orphan children, the state government is providing them education, food, education in a family environment.

eligibility for the scheme 

  • orphan children
  • Children of parents sentenced to death/imprisonment for life by judicial process
  • Maximum three children of a widowed mother eligible for destitute pension
  • Up to three children of a related mother
  • child of remarried widowed mother
  • Children of AIDS affected parents
  • children of parents suffering from leprosy
  • Child of disabled parent
  • Child of abandoned/divorced woman
  • Children of parents with silicosis

Under the Palanhar scheme, grants are provided to the foster parents by the state government for the upbringing, education etc. of such orphans.

The annual income of the foster family should not exceed Rs.1.20 lakh.

It is mandatory to send such orphans to the Anganwadi center at the age of 2 years and to school at the age of 6 years.

Financial aid

  • Rs 1,500 per month for children 0-6 years of orphan category, Rs 2,500 per month for children 6-18 years
  • Rs 500 per month for 0-6 year old child, Rs 1,000 per month for 6-18 year old child of other categories
  • Annual lump sum of Rs 2,000 for books, stationery, clothing, sweaters, shoes etc.
  •  Registration of 3-6 year old children in Anganwadi center and 6-18 year old children in educational institutions is necessary.

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