Identify land for KPs’ rehabilitation: Centre asks J&K Govt

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SRINAGAR: Bhartiya Janta Party led Union Government has asked J&K Government to identify “suitable land” in the Kashmir Valley, where the Kashmiri migrants could be “suitably rehabilitated”.
“Further, action would be taken once the land is identified,” this was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Rajan Vichare in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
There are about 62,000 registered Kashmiri migrant families, who migrated from the Kashmir valley in early 1990s.
About 40,000 registered Kashmiri migrant families are living in Jammu, about 20,000 in Delhi/NCR and about 2000 families are settled in other parts of India.
The Government of India, on 18th November 2015, approved a rehabilitation package involving an estimated expenditure of Rs 2000 Crore for providing additional 3000 State Government jobs to the Kashmiri migrants and construction of 6000 transit accommodations in the Kashmir valley for the Kashmiri migrants to whom state Government jobs have been provided/will be provided.
The State Government of Jammu and Kashmir has been requested to take necessary action for the implementation of the package at the earliest.

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