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Rs 2k-crore Central package for PoK refugees!

The government has identified 36,348 families as the beneficiaries of the upcoming package. A total sum of Rs 5.5 lakh will be given to each family

The Narendra Modi-led Union Government is expected to soon announce a package worth Rs 2,000 crore for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees living in India.

A senior official said that the Home Ministry is expected to place the details of the package before the Union Cabinet for approval soon, ‘Times of India’ reported.

The government has identified 36,348 families as the beneficiaries of the upcoming package. A total sum of Rs 5.5 lakh will be given to each family.

Some of those who will receive this aid were displaced during India-Pakistan partition of 1947, others were displaced during wars between the two countries in 1965 and 1971.

It will be treated as a one-time settlement of compensation claims by the families. Refugee families had been demanding a package of Rs 9,200 crore.

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