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J&K govt setting up homes for migrants in Budgam

August 31, 2004 18:21 IST
Last Updated: August 31, 2004 21:00 IST

As part of its rehabilitation package for migrants, the Jammu and Kashmir government is setting up a township for Pandits at Sheikhpora in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

It comprises 200 flats, a temple, shopping centre, sewerage treatment plant and other basic facilities. It will cost about Rs 20 crore.

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Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who inspected the project on Monday, directed Jammu and Kashmir Construction Corporation, the executing agency, to expedite work on the project.

The chief minister also directed the concerned authorities to take effective steps right now for construction of a better approach road to the township besides landscaping of the area in and around the colony.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: Poor Pandits

Some action at long last. Better late than never.

Posted by Venkatachalam

Sub: Setting of homes for Kashmiri Pandits

This is a good step for restoring the confidence of Kashmiri Pandits. It is their birth right to settle in their ancestral land. It is ...

Posted by S, Nizam Uddin Ashraf

Sub: First good step

We should really praise muft govt, if they sincerely want to take any action in this regard. this decision is due since years and should ...

Posted by Mukul

Sub: Pandits and Kashmir

i donot think this is a good option for kashmiri pandits.How the goverment is assure that they will be safe there.This will not only be ...

Posted by aijaz ahmad



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