Omar reaches out to Kashmiri Pandit migrants

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 15:57

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah on Tuesday reached out to Kashmiri pandits in the
state and assured adequate facilities to improve their living

Accompanied by Minister for Revenue and Rehabilitation
Raman Bhalla and Minister of State for Housing Nasir Aslam
Wani, Abdullah went round the migrant quarters at Sheikhpora
in Budgam district of Central Kashmir, 12 km from here, and
enquired about the facilities available in the flats allotted
to them, an official spokesman said.

Abdullah directed the Relief and Rehabilitation
Commissioner to urgently attend to the day-to-day difficulties
of the residents and take measures to upgrade the necessary
facilities there, the spokesman said.

After taking stock of the ongoing works, the Chief
Minister directed the executing agency to expedite the

JKPCC is constructing 200 flats at the complex at a
revised cost of Rs 22.90 crore.

So far, 48 flats have been allotted to employees
appointed under the Prime Minister’s Package for return and
rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants, while 30 other such
families were accommodated after they expressed their
willingness to return to Kashmir.


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First Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 15:57

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