JAMMU, June 4: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), headed by Rajnath Singh 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 by Pakistan have taken place since January this year.
An official statement issued by the MHA 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 MHA has increased the compensation amount to Rs 50,000 per milch animal, the statement said.
Border areas of Jammu and Kashmir are facing losses of livestock, crops, houses etc due to firing from Pakistan.
The Central Government had announced expenditure for relief camps and compensation for losses of houses, crops and livestock at rates fixed in December 2017 by the National Disaster Relief Fund for the victims of cross-border firing.
These claims will initially be paid to the victims by the State Government after evaluating the actual loss.
The amount will then be reimbursed by the Home Ministry under Security Related Expenditure (relief and rehabilitation) scheme.
Orders in this regard have been issued to Jammu and Kashmir Government on June 1, 2018, the statement said.