The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to continue, until 2020, with eight schemes of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) meant for relief and rehabilitation of migrants, a ministry official said.
The MHA said the schemes will provide relief and rehabilitation assistance to refugees, displaced people, civilian victims of terrorist/communal crimes, cross-border firing, and riots.
The eight schemes were started, at different times, to enable migrants and repatriates who have suffered on account of displacement to earn a reasonable income, and to facilitate their inclusion in mainstream economic activities, the MHA said.
“The eight schemes approved for continuance are already in operation and the benefits under each will be extended to intended beneficiaries in accordance with the approved criterion,” a statement issued by the ministry said. Read More