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Cabinet approves Rehabilitation Package for Displaced Families from Pakistan occupied Jammu &Kashmir and Chhamb

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The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved Central Assistance of Rs. 2000 crore for 36,384 displaced families from occupied areas of Jammu & Kashmir (POJK) and Chhamb following an announcement of Prime Minister's Development Package for Jammu & Kashmir-2015 in November, 2015

As per the package, Rs. 5.5 lakh benefit per family will be disbursed to the displaced families to enable them to earn an and subsist their livelihood. The amount will be released to the State of J&K to be disbursed to eligible families through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

In the aftermath of partition of the country in 1947, thousands of families from occupied areas of Jammu & Kashmir migrated to the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

Subsequently, during Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971, a large number of families were displaced from Chhamb Niabat area of Jammu & Kashmir. Series of relief and rehabilitation packages have been extended by the of India/State of J&K from time to time to mitigate the hardship of displaced persons from PoJK and Chhamb and to rehabilitate them.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 11:27 IST