Farooq Abdullah releases Rs 1 cr from MPLAD to combat COVID-19


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Farooq Abdullah releases Rs 1 cr from MPLAD to combat COVID-19

Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) National Conference Party president and MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Saturday released an amount of Rs 1 crore from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund to combat COVID-19 threat in Jammu and Kashmir.

Out of this, Rs 50 lakh has been earmarked for Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar and Rs 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.