For this the J&K government has identified 36,348 such families from PoK, Balochistan, Baltistan and Gilgit, which will get around Rs 5.5 lakh each. Most of these persons are living in Jammu, Rajouri and Kathua.
Besides a financial package for the refugees who relocated to India in 1947, 1965 and 1971, the government is also looking to offer them employment opportunities.
The Modi government had in January 2015 approved certain concessions for the refugees from West Pakistan settled in Jammu and Kashmir after considering the problems being faced by them. These include special recruitment drives for induction into paramilitary forces, equal employment opportunities in the state and admission for children of refugees in Kendriya Vidyalayas.
The prime minister had talked about the plight of people of PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan in his address to the nation on Independence Day.