The Union Home Ministry has accorded its approval to enhancement of monthly cash relief to Kashmiri migrant families from the present Rs 10,000 to Rs 13,000, home minister Rajnath Singh said here today.
"We have decided to enhance cash relief for migrant families b y 30 percent," Singh revealed while addressing a press conference here today. He said a formal order in this regard will be issued soon.
Singh said that 5,764 West Pakistan Refugee families living in Jammu would also get financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakh to bring them at par with Chammb refugees from Pakistan administered Kashmir.
"The WPRs will get relief like other refugees and we have directed the administration to advertise and hold special camps so that all 36,454 families get the benefits," Singh said.
He said Jammu has become a "place for migrants" and to address this issue state government has been asked to constitute advisory board for migrants.
"I am coming here since last 20 years. I always meet the refugees and migrants living in Jammu. They have their own grievances and problems to address," Singh said. "We have directed state government to constitute a separate migrant advisory board, with representatives from all the refugee communities to address their problems."