Farooq Abdullah releases ₹1 crore from MPLAD to combat COVID-19  

Farooq Abdullah on Saturday released an amount of ₹1 crore from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund to combat COVID-19 threat in Jammu and Kashmir

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah.
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National Conference Party president and MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Saturday released an amount of ₹1 crore from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund to combat COVID-19 threat in Jammu and Kashmir.

Out of this, ₹50 lakh has been earmarked for Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar and ₹25 lakh each for Budgam and Ganderbal districts, a party statement said.

Abdullah also solicited joint efforts to stop coronavirus from spreading in the Union Territory.

The veteran Kashmiri leader who had been in detention for seven months since the nullification of Article 370 in Kashmir was released last week.

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