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Union Cabinet approves Rs 520-crore package under NRLM for J&K, Ladakh

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a special package of Rs 520 crore for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh under the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Addressing a press conference, Javadekar said the package will ensure sufficient funds under the mission to both the Union Territories.

The decision is in line with Centre’s aim to universalise all centrally-sponsored beneficiary-oriented schemes in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in a time-bound manner, he said.

NRLM aims to enable the rural poor to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services.

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