J&K: 5,300 displaced families to get rehabilitation package

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News:Cabinet has approved inclusion of 5,300 Displaced Persons(DP) families of Jammu & Kashmir in the Rehabilitation Package announced in 2016 for Displaced Families of Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir(PoJK) and Chhamb.

Facts:

Background:

  • In the aftermath of partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, thousands of families from Pakistan occupied areas of Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) migrated to the Indian state. 
  • Subsequently, during Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971, a large number of families were displaced from Chhamb Niabat area of J&K. 
  • Hence, the Government have extended series of relief and rehabilitation packages to mitigate the hardship of displaced persons from PoJK and Chhamb and to rehabilitate them.

About rehabilitation package:

  • As per the package, 5.5 lakh rupees cash benefit per family will be disbursed to the displaced families. 
  • This financial aid will enable them to earn an income and subsist their livelihood.
  • This will also upgrade the Government’s capacity to respond effectively to such DP families need of financial assistance.