Assistance provided to displaced families: Union Min

New Delhi


Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, said on Wednesday that assistance has been provided to the displaced families living in migrant camps in different parts of the country.

While speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Reddy said, "Assistance to internally displaced people in the country, including Kashmiri families living in migrant camps in Jammu and Bru families living in relief camps in Tripura, is being provided by the ministry."

He added that "5,248 displaced Kashmiri families and 5,407 Bru families have been assisted by the government.

Reddy added that the displaced have been housed in concrete multi-storied structures, and have been provided with facilities such as free electricity and water supply in the camps.

"Other facilities like 10+2 level schools, hospitals, healthcare facilities and community halls have also been provided in almost all the camps. We have also provided scholarship, employment and assistance to agriculturists/horticulturists, and banking support to the camp-dwellers," he said.

The minister added that in order to accommodate displaced persons, the government has approved construction of 6,000 transit accommodations at a cost of Rs 920 crore for 3,000 Kashmiri migrants.IANS