J&K Governor sanctions land for old-age home in Jammu

, 11:40 PM IST

Jammu:Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has approved the transfer of two acres of state-owned land for establishing an old-age home in Jammu district.

The Governor has transfered two acres of land to Social Welfare department (SWD) for setting up a composite home for elderly at village Ghaink in Tehsil Bhalwal of Jammu district, an official spokesman said.

The state government had enacted the Jammu and Kashmir Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2014.

The spokesman said that Vohra has directed the Secretary, Social Welfare Department, to urgently finalise and notify the rules for the implementation of this Act.

The Revenue Department had sanctioned transfer of land to the SWD for establishing a Composite Regional Centre (CRC) For Persons with Disability (PwDs) at the same village, he added.