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Rs 50k for death of each milch animal in Pak firing

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New Delhi, Jun 04:  The government has enhanced to Rs 50,000 the compensation for loss of each milch animal due to cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir where over 1,200 ceasefire violations have taken place since January this year.

The Union Home Ministry today said the compensation  of Rs 30,000 for loss of each milch animal  was quite inadequate compared to their actual value.

Considering the problem of border-residents, the Government of India has increased the compensation amount to Rs 50,000 per milch animal, a statement issued by the ministry said.

Border areas of Jammu and Kashmir are facing losses of livestock, crops, houses etc. due to cross-border firing from across the border.

These claims will initially be paid to the victims by the Jammu and Kashmir government after evaluating the actual loss.

The amount will then be reimbursed by the Home ministry under security-related expenditure (relief and rehabilitation) scheme.

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