Govt expands rehab scheme for displaced
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved extension of benefits under the Prime Minister’s rehabilitation package for persons displaced from Pakistan-occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) in 1947, to 5,300 families that initially opted to move outside Jammu & Kashmir during the Pakistani aggression but later returned and settled in the state.
The rehabilitation package was approved by the Cabinet on November 30, 2016, to help displaced families from PoJK and Chhamb under the PM’s Development Package for Jammu & Kashmir 2015.
The approval will enable the displaced families to become eligible for one-time financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakh under the existing scheme, and in turn, get some sustained income which the existing scheme is aimed at.
Requirement of funds will be met out of sanctioned funds for the existing scheme.
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