Mehbooba Govt Proposes Welfare Fund Of Rs 2 Cr for Scribes In J&K

[Srinagar,J&K] J-K Govt Proposes Welfare Fund Of Rs 2 Crore for Journalists In The State
Jammu and Kashmir government today proposed to set up a journalist welfare fund with an initial corpus of Rs two crore for providing financial help to working and accredited scribes in the state.
The legal heirs or dependents of working journalist will be provided assistance from the fund state Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said in his budget speech in Legislative Assembly.
Drabu said “For last 26 years, journalists working in strife-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir are facing hardship as there is no welfare scheme for scribes,”.
He said “It would be ideal if the journalists of the state get together and set up a society, frame the rules and guidelines for administering this fund,”