August 2005 News

J-K govt provides relief to militancy victims in Baramulla

31 August 2005

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has provided relief worth Rs 30,000 to victims of militancy in Baramulla district, an official spokesman said here today. 'Cheques worth Rs 30,000 under rehabilitation of militancy victims scheme were provided to deserving persons by Minister of State for planning and development Usman Majid at a function organised by the Social Welfare Department in Bandipora area yesterday,' he said. The minister also distributed 14 sewing machines, Rs 19,200 among four physically handicapped persons and pensions to six widows, the spokesman said. Majid said a degree college had been sanctioned for the area, adding the Government High School Ajas had been upgraded to higher secondary level. Three more schools have been upgraded in the Ajas village and about 25 schools in Bandipora Tehsil, the Minister said. Majid said a water supply scheme, under constrution at an estimated cost of Rs eight lakh, would be completed early. He said an amount of Rs 22 crore had been proposed for new roads and upgradation of existing roads in Bandipora tehsil.


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