Crores spent on rehabilitation of surrendered militants: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 21:55

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday
said that Rs 2.91 crores have been spent on the rehabilitation
of surrendered militants in the state.

"As on February 15, 2011, an amount of Rs 2,91,03,924
have been spent on the rehabilitation of the surrendered
militants in Jammu and Kashmir," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
said in a written reply to the question of BJP member Chaman
Lal Gupta in Legislative Assembly in Jammu.

He further said that rehabilitation council of Social
Welfare Department is taking care of the victims of militancy
(next of the kins of militancy victims) and providing them
pension.

Omar said that Rs 750 per month is being given under a
policy to the widows, handicapped and old-age persons, besides
one time marriage assistance of Rs 10,000 is also given to
young widows and the grown up daughters of the civilians
killed due to militancy.

Similarly, scholarships are also granted to orphans of
the killed militants at the rate of Rs 800 per month in urban
areas and Rs 750 per month in rural areas with effect from
April 1, 2008, he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 21:55

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