- Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
Rehabilitation package to 5,300 J&K displaced families
What to study?
For Prelims: Overview of the rehabilitation programme.
For Mains: Challenges present, need for and significance of the programme.
Context: Cabinet has approved Inclusion of 5,300 Displaced Persons (DP) families of Jammu & Kashmir in the Rehabilitation Package approved by the Cabinet on 30.11.2016 for Displaced Families of Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) and Chhamb under the PM’s Development Package 2015 for Jammu & Kashmir.
These families initially opted to move outside the State of Jammu & Kashmir but later on returned and settled in the state.
- The approval will enable such Displaced Families to become eligible to get one-time financial assistance of Rs 5.5 Lakhs under the existing scheme, and in turn, be able to get some sustained income which the existing scheme is aimed at.
- This will also enable them to earn a reasonable monthly income and be part of mainstream economic activities.
- This will also upgrade the Government’s capacity to respond effectively to such DP families need of financial assistance.
In the aftermath of partition of the country in 1947, thousands of families from Pakistan occupied areas of Jammu and Kashmir migrated to Jammu and Kashmir. Subsequently, during Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971, a large number of families were displaced from Chhamb Niabat area of Jammu and Kashmir.
Series of relief and rehabilitation packages have been extended by the Government of India/State Government of J&K from time to time to mitigate the hardship of displaced persons from PoJK and Chhamb and to rehabilitate them.