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06 May 2015 description
report Government of India

Due to onset of militancy in the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in early 1990s, most of the Kashmiri Pandit families along with some Sikh and Muslim families migrated from the Kashmir Valley to Jammu, Delhi and other parts of the country. Present number of registered Kashmiri migrant families is about 62,000. About 40,668 registered Kashmiri migrant families are residing in Jammu; about 19,338 registered Kashmiri migrant families are living in Delhi and about 2,000 families are settled in other states.

08 Apr 2015 description
report Government of India

SAARC health ministers have pledged to eradicate Polio from then region. The fifth meeting of SAARC health Ministers was held in New Delhi on Wednesday which was chaired by Health Minister J P Nadda.

The ministers also expressed commitment to make region HIV AIDS free by the year 2030. Other issues like prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and strengthening collaboration among the nations were also discussed during the meeting.

13 Aug 2010 description
report Government of India

Government of India has offered assistance of US$5 million for provision of relief material from India for the victims of the massive floods that have adversely affected Pakistan, causing widespread damage to life and property.

In a telephone conversation, Hon'ble External Affairs Minister Shri S.M. Krishna conveyed to His Excellency Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan this gesture of solidarity with the people of Pakistan, in their hour of need.

19 Apr 2010 description

Pune, India, 13-15 April 2010

The summer monsoon plays a crucial role in the entire socio-economic fabric of South Asia, highly influencing all walks of life. The summer monsoon (June-September) rainfall accounts for 75-90% of the annual rainfall of the most of the countries of the region. Several studies highlight the critical dependence of crop production on monsoon rainfall. The summer monsoon rainfall is also important for hydroelectric power generation and meeting drinking water requirements.

11 Jul 2006 description
report Government of India

At the international donors' conference organised by the UN Coordinator for Emergency Relief in Geneva in October last year, the Government of India had pledged an amount of US$ 25 million as humanitarian assistance for the victims of the earthquake of 8 October 2005. At the donors' conference that followed in Islamabad in November 2005, Shri E.

25 Feb 2006 description
report Government of India
  1. All the participants at the First Roundtable Conference on Jammu and Kashmir welcomed the initiative taken by the Prime Minister to organise this dialogue. This Conference is in furtherance of the Government of India's continuing efforts to find a consensual solution to the problem of Jammu & Kashmir through a process of dialogue. The participation in the Conference covered a broad spectrum of political groups and representatives of civil society from the State.


06 Jan 2006 description
report Government of India

New Delhi - January 6, 2006: India's response to the disaster caused by the 8 October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan was swift and spontaneous. After the Prime Minister of India had spoken to the President of Pakistan on the same day of the quake offering to provide whatever assistance that Pakistan may require, India sent one aircraft and three trains carrying relief material. This material weighed about 900 tonnes and was valued at approximately Rs. 21crore or equivalent to US$ 4.7 million. The following are the details of these relief goods.

Blankets 25500
Tents 2200

16 Nov 2005 description
report Government of India

New Delhi, 16 November 2005 - The Government of India will be despatching another consignment of relief material by train comprising 27 wagons to Pakistan on 17 November 2005. The train will carry relief material weighing 600 tonnes and consisting of snow tents, snow sleeping bags, blankets, essential medicines and medical equipment including injections such as Pethidine for pain and X-ray machines, among others. The train will leave from New Delhi and is expected to reach Lahore via Attari-Wagah border on 18 November 2005 around noon time.