Farooq Abdullah releases ₹1 cr from his MPLAD funds to combat COVID-19

₹50 lakh from the ₹1 crore has been earmarked for Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences

Farooq Abdullah, coronavirus, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, COVID-19, Members of Parliament Local Area Development, MPLAD funds
The National Conference, of which Abdullah is the President, has mounted a legal challenge in the Supreme Court to the abrogation of Article 370. File photo: PTI

NC president and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah released an amount of ₹1 crore from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds on Saturday (March 21) to combat the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The party president and Srinagar MP released an amount of ₹1 crore from his MPLAD funds today to combat the COVID-19 threat in Jammu and Kashmir,” a National Conference (NC) spokesperson said.

He added that of the said amount, ₹50 lakh have been earmarked for Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar while ₹25 lakh each will be for Budgam and Ganderbal districts in central Kashmir.

The Srinagar parliamentary constituency, which is represented by Abdullah in the Lok Sabha, is spread over the three districts of Srinagar, Budgam, and Ganderbal.

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