Srinagar, November 30
Financial assistance to the tune of Rs 5.57 crore has been provided by Social Welfare Department to 36905 beneficiaries in Bandipora district this fiscal under various welfare schemes.
This was stated during an officers meeting held under the chairmanship District Development Commissioner Bandipora.
The meeting was informed that 9290 beneficiaries were provided Rs 92.64 lakh under ISSS, 4873 beneficiaries provided Rs 150.32 lakh under IGNOAPS, while as 491 beneficiaries were provided Rs 15.33 lakh under IGNWPS in the district.
Similarly Rs 81.82 lakh were provided to 4143 physically challenged persons, besides pre-matric and post-matric scholarship of Rs 200.85 lakh was disbursed among 16719 students.
As many as 18 beneficiaries were covered under NFCH by providing them assistance of Rs 3.60 lakh and Rs 4.56 lakh respectively. In addition, Prosthetic Aid worth Rs. 1.10 lakh and nylon twine thread worth Rs. 1.00 lakh were also distributed in the district.