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J&K cabinet recommends enhanced package for Kashmiri migrants

chandigarh Updated: Jun 21, 2012 16:41 IST
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Jammu and Kashmir government has sought approval of funds from the centre for enhancement of package of incentives for return of migrants to Kashmir valley.

State cabinet which met here today under the leadreship of chief minister Omar Abdullah, recommended the proposal for enhancement of package of incentives for funding to government of India under Prime Minister's Package for the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants.

Under the package every migrant family was to get Rs 7.5 lakhs for renovation or rebuilt their houses in Kashmir. However, the package received almost no response from the migrant families.

The chief minister recently said Rs 7.5 lakhs were not even enough to construct few rooms.

He had promised to recommend to centre for enhancement of the package to attract good number of families who wanted to return back and settle down here.

Further, the revenue department was asked to work out an employment package for such of the members of the minority community who did not migrate from the valley.

A number of Kashmiri pandit organisation have been holding dharnas and protests, demanding implementation of employment package as announced by the centre.

They were also demanding enhancement of monthly incentive being paid to the migrant families.