Govt committed to rehabilitate migrant KPs in Valley: Bhalla
Srinagar, May 24: Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla on Thursday said that the Omar led government is committed to rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandit migrants in the Valley with respect and dignity.
The Minister was addressing a gathering of Kashmiri Pandit Migrants at Vassu-Qazigund while taking stock of the facilities being provided to the Migrant Employees staying here.
“The Centre and State Governments are making every effort for providing them residential and other facilities. More steps for this endeavour are being taken under the Prime Minister’s rehabilitation package,” Bhalla said.
Referring to the problem of shortage of quarters raised by the employees, the Minister said orders for construction of sixty additional quarters have already been issued. He said work on the project will start soon and completed by the end of July.
He said that Rs.15.33 crores have already been released for construction of these quarters. The Minister directed the executing agency SICOP to construct approach roads from Srinagar-Jammu highway to quarter premises for conveniences of the employees.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Jehangir Mir, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Shafat Noor were present.
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