Centre to State-Govt: Identify land for Kashmiri Migrants in Valley

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, May 4: The state government has been requested for identifying suitable land in the Kashmir Valley where Kashmiri migrants could be rehabilitated.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in a written reply that further action would be taken once the land is identified.

There are about 62,000 registered Kashmiri migrant families in the country, who migrated from the Valley due to the militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the early 1990s, and about 40,000 registered Kashmiri migrant families are living in Jammu, about 20,000 in Delhi-NCR and about 2,000 families are settled in other parts of the country.

Chaudhary also said that the government on November 18 last year, approved a rehabilitation package involving an estimated expenditure of Rs 2,000 crore for providing additional 3,000 state government jobs to the Kashmiri migrants.

He added that construction of 6,000 transit accommodations in the Kashmir valley will start soon for the Kashmiri migrants to whom state government jobs have been provided or will be provided and requested the state government to take necessary action for the implementation of the package at the earliest.



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