District Social Welfare Department

District Kishtwar extending over an area of 7737 Sq.Km having 11 Tehsils and 13 Blocks. There are 156 Revenue villages. The terrain of the District is tough and inaccessible. There are many areas to which the connectivity remain disrupted for more than 6 months. The valley of Warwan, Marwah and Dacchan area are far flung and backward. The economy of the District is agricultural and the non working population consisting of Old age, destitute persons with different abilities (Disabled) constitute a great chunk of the population of the district.

The Department of Social Welfare which came into existence in 1960 is working for the weaker sections of the society like Old age, Destitutes, widows and Disabled etc.The Department is committed for the welfare of underprivileged section of society in district Kishtwar by implementation of the Centrally sponsored and State sponsored schemes. The department has proved as an instrument for removing distress of underprivileged classes of society in the District through amelioration and anti poverty target oriented measures.

The Department implements Central and State sponsored schemes in the area of welfare of Old age, Destitutes, widows and SC, ST, OBC etc. It provides direct benefit to targeted beneficiaries through pensions, scholarships, prosthetic aid financial assistance, Hostel facilities. The department also implements the schemes of State Rehabilitation Council J&K, NFCH New Delhi besides the schemes of Social Welfare Department.

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