India earmarks Rs 500cr for IDPs in Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 17:36

New Delhi: India has earmarked Rs 500
crores for the relief and rehabilitation of the Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka, Lok Sabha was informed
on Wednesday.

Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur,
in a written reply, said the government is considering taking
up several measures, including in the field of agriculture, in
Sri Lanka with a view to facilitate rehabilitation of IDPs.

"The government has earmarked Rs 500 crores for the
relief and rehabilitation of the IDPs," she said.

China: India is discussing with Chinese authorities
the inclusion of 24 additional items for border trade, which
mainly includes agricultural products, Kaur said in reply to
another question.

She said the trade has grown from Rs 19.67 lakhs in
2006 to Rs 97.62 lakhs in 2008.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 17:36

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