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NFCH scheme in Manipur
Correspondent IMPHAL, SEPT 17:
Published on 18 Sep. 2010 1:09 AM IST
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Senapati district has the highest number of children getting benefits of the central scheme for assistant to civilians or family of victims of terrorist, communal and naxal violence among the nine districts of Manipur.
The district has a total of 842 children, beneficiaries of the scheme. This was out of 1444 children across the state receiving the benefits under the scheme which had been extended in the state since 1991, with 303 beneficiaries in Chandel district securing the second highest number of beneficiaries.
The numbers of beneficiaries of the other districts were as Churachandpur 156, Thoubal 110, Imphal west 129, Bishnupur 31 and 14 in Imphal east district.
The scheme had been implemented with the financial assistant from the Union ministry of Home Affairs under the flagship programme, Project Assist, of the Central government by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH).
The financial assistance under this scheme is being given to the family member(s) in the event of death or permanent incapacitation of the victim in terrorist, communal or naxal violence.
Assistance would be given to the surviving spouse in case of death/ permanent incapacitation of the husband or the wife, as the case may be.
However, if both the husband and the wife die in same incident of violence, the family would be entitled to get the assistance, in each case as per the guidelines of the scheme.
A team of the NFCH officials led by Dr Lalitkumar reviewed the implementation of the scheme in the state during their three day visit in the state.and took stock of the status of progress of the project.
Meanhwile, under the scheme, the beneficiary children would get the benefits till the age of 18 year with relaxation upto 21 for special category.

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