Farooq Abdullah releases Rs 1 crore from MPLAD to combat Covid-19 threat

Farooq Abdullah releases Rs 1 crore from MPLAD to combat Covid-19 threat
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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president and Parliamentarian, Farooq Abdullah, on Saturday released Rs one crore from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) to help in efforts to combat Covid-19 threat in the Union Territory.

"Party president and MP Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah today released an amount of Rs 1 Cr to combat #COVID19 threat in J&K from his MPLAD. Out of this, Rs 50 lakh has been earmarked for SKIMS Srinagar and Rs 25 lakh each for Budgam and Ganderbal districts," said the National Conference in a tweet.

Abdullah, who was released from seven-month detention this week, had on Thursday appealed to his party workers and well wishers not to visit his residence in view of the coronavirus threat.

Four persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir so far, while the number of total cases stood at 258 across India today morning.

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