Japan to help J&K; in social welfare schemes

June 13th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, June 13 (IANS) Japan is keen to share its experience and technology linked to the field of social welfare with Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Wednesday.

A Japanese delegation met Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo here and expressed their country’s willingness to co-operate in “sharing experience and technology” in social welfare schemes.

“Special focus of discussions remained on rehabilitation of militancy victims, orphans, destitute and women empowerment,” a spokesman said.

The two-member Japanese delegation consisted of the Minister of Political Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, Takeshi Osuga and Second Secretary Rytotaro Fujita.

“The two sides discussed wide range of issues related to social service, welfare schemes launched in the state and other welfare programmes,” the spokesman added.

The minister apprised the delegation about the various schemes presently in place and their implementation and progress.

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