`Quarters being prepared for Kashmiri Pandit employees in J&K`
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 19:01
Srinagar: Pre-fabricated quarters are being assembled at various places in the Kashmir Valley in order to provide accommodation to Kashmiri Pandits selected under Prime Minister's employment package, a Jammu and Kashmir minister said on Tuesday.

"Government is committed to provide accommodation to Pandit migrant employees and in this connection pre-fabricated quarters are coming up at different places," Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla said.

The project is a part of Prime Minister's relief package worth Rs 30 crores for Kashmiri migrants, he said.

The accommodation is meant for the new Kashmiri Pandit employees recruited under Prime Minister's Employment Package, who are to be posted in the twin districts of Anantnag and Kulgam, he said.

The project includes a multi-purpose community hall, dispensary, fair price shop and boundary wall, besides blacktopping of link road, the minister said.

At Vessu and Mattan, about 200 quarters are being assembled over five hectares of land and finishing touches are being given to 140 quarters which will be handed over to the candidates by November, he said.

Separate blocks have been identified to accommodate female candidates, Bhalla said, adding that the plinth work of 97 more quarters would be completed by next month.

The candidates selected in Baramulla and Kupwara districts of north Kashmir would be given accommodation at Baramulla in the first phase and in the second phase quarters will be constructed at Kupwara, he said.

For Srinagar and Budgam districts, quarters are being constructed at Sheikhpora near Srinagar Airport for the candidates selected for Shopian district of south Kashmir, the minister said.


First Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 19:01

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