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Widows, disabled to be included in pension schemes in J&K

Last Updated: Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 12:48

Srinagar: A survey is underway across Jammu and Kashmir to enlist all widows, elderly and the disabled persons who are not covered under any pension scheme, a state minister said on Saturday.
All those who are not covered under any pension scheme will be covered under Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension and Indira Gandhi Disability Pension schemes, Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo today said at Baramulla, 55 kms from here.

About 3,000 more anganwari centres will be established under third phase in the state besides making all the non-functional centres functional by December this year.

An old-age home will also be established in Baramulla district soon, Sakina said.

She called upon people, particularly affluent, to supplement the efforts of government in extending succour to the destitute, orphans and marginalised.

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First Published: Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 12:48

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