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Link LoC firing victims to social security schemes: MP

india Updated: Sep 07, 2013 20:59 IST
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Member of Parliament Madan Lal Sharma has called upon the social welfare and revenue department to link all victims of border firing to social protection schemes. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of one desk on the spot camp organised by National Development Foundation (NDF) in partnership with Save the Children programme supported by ECHO.

The main objective of the camp was to link victims of mine blasts and border firing to social protection schemes of government.

Rajiv Khajuria, chief functionary of NDF, briefed the gathering about the livelihood support and cash assistance provided to victims of fury along the Line of Control (LoC).

Sharma condemned firing from across the border and expressed his solidarity and support with the people.

Earlier, he addressed a gathering at Dak Bunglow at Sunderbani and asked the panchayat members to link people with social protection and development schemes.

He told people that the Congress-led government has passed the Food Security Bill in Parliament by virtue of which 70-80% of rural people and 50% of urban poor will get food on negligible price for all members of the family.

Sharma also demanded that the BADP grant should be enhanced as the present allocations are not enough even to cater to the basic amenities for the border populace.

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