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Congress delegation calls on J&K Governor


Jammu, Mar 7: A Congress delegation, led by state unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir, called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra here today to discuss various issues including implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

"Important issues which the delegation brought to Governor's notice included enhancement in the quantity of rations under NFSA for the poor segments of the population and early regularisation of daily wagers, need-based seasonal and casual workers and other categories of temporary workers," a Raj Bahawan spokesman said.

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He said the Congress delegation also discussed the issue of hike in salary of special police officers (SPOs), payment of enhanced relief to the 2014 flood victims, compensation to persons whose properties got damaged in the 2014 flood, relief to the farmers and horticulturists who suffered losses on account of the dry spell and unrest in the border areas.

The other issues discussed included early sanction of one time package for refugees of various categories as per the recommendations, adequate security cover to prominent Congress leaders in the state, public concerns about field firing and artillery range in some notified areas of Akhnoor tehsil.

"Welcoming the announcement of elections to panchayats and urban local bodies, the delegation reiterated Congress party's commitment to strengthening panchayati raj system in the state," the spokesman said. The Governor assured the delegation that their concerns will be given due attention, he said.


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