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LG expresses gratitude to PM Modi for Rs 520 crore package for J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the special package of Rs 520 crore for union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission.

Expressing gratitude for the package, the Lt Governor remarked, “I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a special package of Rs 520 crore for J&K and Ladakh. This will improve the quality of life of rural households and lead to women’s empowerment to achieve the goals of Antyodaya in Jammu and Kashmir.”

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Mr Modi has approved a Special Package worth Rs 520 crore in the UTs of J&K and Ladakh for a period of five years till Financial Year 2023-24 and ensure funding of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) on a demand-driven basis without linking allocation with poverty ratio during this extended period.

The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission has been implemented in the erstwhile state of J&K by the Jammu and Kashmir State Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKSRLM) as “Umeed” programme, an official spokesman said in a statement late Wednesday night.

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