Srinagar, Aug 02 :
Union Minister Nityanand Rai on Wednesday said that around 880 flats have been constructed in the Kashmir valley in the past three years for Kashmiri migrant employees who wish to return.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, the minister, as per Kashmir News Service (KNS) said that 5,248 two-room tenements were constructed in Purkhu, Muthi, Nagrota and Jagti areas of Jammu to accommodate the people who had migrated due to terrorism in 1989-1990 from their ancestral places of residence in Kashmir.
He said that these tenements were constructed in two phases till 2011.
“No new tenements for above purpose have been built in the last three years. However, due to improved security scenario in the Kashmir valley, the government has taken up the project of construction of 6,000 transit accommodation for the Kashmiri migrant employees returning to Kashmir valley,” the said.
The minister added that 880 flats have been constructed in the last three years. (KNS)