With the onset of the militancy in State of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in Kashmir (Division) in the year 1989-1990 a large number of people had to migrate from their ancestral places of residence which resulted in the mass exodus of Kashmiri Hindu’s along with a number of families belonging to Sikhs and Muslims.
Approximately 60,000 families migrated from the valley during the turmoil and majority of these families preferred to settle at Jammu and its adjoining areas; whereas approximately 23000 such migrant families settled outside the J&K State.
Relief Organization was created Vide Government Order No. 52/CR/REV/ER of 1990 dated: 23-03-1990, with
the mandate of providing cash assistance and ration (Rice, Atta and Sugar) to these families for sustenance of life which had been accommodated in:
1. Higher Secondary Schools in Jammu.
2 Geeta Bhawan, Mahajan Hall, Brahman Sabha , Dogra Hall Jammu etc
4. Agriculture Complex, Gole Pulli, Jammu
5. MAM Stadium Jammu
6. Womens Polytechnic & Boys Polytechnic Jammu
7. GCI Complex Transport Nagar Jammu
8. Labour Sarai, Panchyat Ghar Railway Head Jammu
9. Regional Research Station of SKAUST R S Pura Jammu
10. Sports Stadium, Forest Complex Udhampur
11. Ceramic Factory Kathua
13. JKTDC Building Batote
14. NHPC Quarters Talwara Reasi
17. Baba Jattu Shah Shrine Jhiri etc.
Subsequently tented accommodation in the shape of Camps were established at the following Sites:
1. Battal Ballian Udhampur
2. Nagrota Jammu
3. Muthi Camp Phase I & II Jammu
4. Purkhoo Jammu
5. Mishriwala Jammu
6. Jhiri Camp Jammu
7. Brij Nagar, Miran Sahib Jammu
In the year 1991-92 onwards one room tenements were constructed at:
1. Muthi Phase-I, & Muthi Phase-II Jammu
2. Nagrota Jammu
3. Purkhoo Jammu
4. Mishriwala Jammu
5. Battal Balian Udhampur
On 17th November 2004 Hon’ble President of India Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam visited Muthi Camp Phase I and he was pleased to make an announcement for construction of Two Room Sets for Kashmiri Migrants residing in camps. A high level team from PMO visited some camps and subsequent to their visit sanction was accorded for construction of 5248 two room sets including allied facilities e.g. Community Halls, Higher Secondary Schools, Prime Health Centres, Water Supply, Electric Supply, 40 beded hospital, Road & Drainage, STP plant, Parks etc under Prime Ministers Reconstruction Program (PMRP). Accordingly Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sanctioned the project for construction of 5248 flats for the welfare of the Kashmiri Migrants in 2 phases.
Phase-I of 1024 flats had been taken up at Muthi, Purkhoo and Nagrota during the year September 2005.
4224 flats had been taken up at Mini Township Jagti-Nagrota during the year 2007.
There are total 1220 registered families of migrants hailing from militancy infested Hilly regions of erstwhile District Doda (Doda, Ramban, Kishtwar); erstwhile District Udhampur (Reasi, Udhampur); District Rajouri; District Poonch, these families have migrated from 1998 to 2004, they are also referred as Jammu Migrants. Majority are stationed at NHPC Colony Talwara, District Reasi; Panthal; Udhampur; Ramban, and a few shifted to Jammu District, Moreover, these are registered with Deputy Commissioners Reasi; Ramban; Udhampur and Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner (M) J&K.
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