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HENB | New Delhi | Nov 18, 2015:: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal worth Rs 2,000 crore for rehabilitating Kashmiri migrants, who are mostly uprooted from the Kashmir valley in various phases under the onslaught of Islamic brutality. These mentioned migrants living mainly in Jammu, Delhi and other parts of the country are mostly Hindus and Kashmiri pandits.
These minority Hindus in J&K were victimized due to ongoing Jihad in the state.
3000 additional government jobs and 6,000 transit accommodations will be provided to Kashmiri migrants in the valley, according to the decision of the Union Cabinet which also enhanced monetary assistance for people displaced from the hilly areas of Kashmir valley and Jammu region.
Giving details of the two Cabinet decisions, minister of state in the PMO Jitendra Singh said additional 3000 jobs in the state government will be provided to the Kashmiri migrants with financial assistance from the central government.
The Kashmiri migrants, to whom state government jobs are provided, will also be given transit accommodations in the valley, he said, adding “The financial implication in this respect would be borne by the government of India.”
The provision of jobs will cost the exchequer Rs 1,080 crore whereas Rs 920 crore will be spent on provision of accommodation — Rs 200 crore on purchasing of land and Rs 720 crore on construction.
62,000 Kashmiri pandit migrants families are registered with the government, out of which 39,000 stay in Jammu, 19,000 in Delhi and remaining in other parts of the country.
Earlier in 2008, a package of Rs 1618.40 crore was announced to facilitate the return of the migrants to the Kashmir valley.
Under this package, 3000 state government jobs were to be provided to the Kashmiri migrants with central funding, of whom 1963 jobs have already been provided and process for the rest was underway.
Nearly 470 transit accommodations have been constructed in the Kashmir valley which have been allotted to the newly appointed migrant employees on sharing basis.
The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also cleared a proposal for raising monetary assistance by more than 400 per cent to migrants from hilly areas of Jammu region to make it at par with Kashmiri migrants.
Earlier, PM Modi had announced a Rs 80,000 crore economic package for the state of Jammu and Kashmir on November 7.
__with input from TNN.