New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension for one year, during FY 2018-19, of a special financial package for implementation of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission for Jammu and Kashmir. However, there would be “no additional financial implication” of the decision, the government said.
The Cabinet also approved the allocation of funds to the state under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) on a need basis for an implementation of the special package without linking it with poverty ratio. The government said the extension would ensure coverage of all the blocks in Jammu and Kashmir under DAY-NRLM and ensure “social inclusion, social development, promotion of livelihoods” and lead to poverty alleviation in the state. It said that owing to “unavoidable reasons and disturbed conditions” in Jammu and Kashmir, the special package as approved in May 2013 could not be fully implemented. (IANS)