An amount of Rs 4.64 crore has been paid as monthly pension to 20,689 beneficiaries in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, where 649 Anangwari centres are also functioning.
Officials said here on Sunday that social welfare department (SWD) had paid monthly pension to 20,689 old aged, women in distress and physically challenged people to the tune of Rs 4.64 crore during last fiscal.
The department is running a network of 649 Anganwari Centers in the district in which six-year-old children, 16-year-old girls, lactating and expecting mothers are given free supplementary nutrition.
Moreover, 7,263 students were provided pre and post matric scholarship amounting to Rs 84 lakh.
Under Aam Aadmi Beema Yojna Scheme (AABYS), three death cases were provided Rs 30,000 each this year, when 1,441 people have been brought under the scheme.
The department is also running an orphanage at Kangan where 45 inmates are provided free boarding, lodging, food and education by the department.