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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
07-March-2018 16:43 IST
Compensation Package to Hindu Refugees of Bangladesh

The Government of India, on 22nd December, 2016, had sanctioned a package of Rs. 2,000 crores for providing financial assistance of Rs. 5.5 lakh per family to 36,384 displaced families of Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir area, POJK (1947) and Chhamb (1965 and 1971) living in Jammu and Kashmir. Based on the authenticated details of the beneficiaries received from the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir, this Ministry has disbursed an amount of Rs.465.56 crore to 9,537 such beneficiaries directly in their Aadhar linked bank accounts up to February, 2018.

 

No proposal for financial compensation package to Hindu refugee families migrated from Bangladesh is under consideration of the Government.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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