First batch of displaced Kashmiris to shift to migrant township
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 20:13
Jammu: Displaced Kashmiri families, which fled the Valley following outbreak of militancy in 1980s, will begin shifting from Monday to the first migrant township inaugurated by the Prime Minister on the city outskirts.

"Allotment and shifting of the flats in Jagti Migrant township should start from April 18," officials of Relief Department said in Jammu on Sunday.

After completing the process of verification for allotment of quarters at Jagti, the list of 1,512 families who qualify for allotment has been finalised, they said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had inaugurated the township by handing over keys to few allotees on March 4 this year.

After carrying out verification, allotments have been made in three migrant camps of Muthi, Nagrota and Mishriwala.

The lists have been forwarded to the concerned camp commandants, they said. The tomorrow verification process related to Purkhoo camp has been also completed.

However, the list shall be finalised within next couple of days, they said.

The Education Department has also made necessary arrangements for school going children, they said.

The shifting of migrant families shall start simultaneously from all the three camps from tomorrow and possession shall be given to 48 families daily from each camp, they said.


First Published: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 20:13

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