Inspector General CRPF Sh. M.S Bhatia declares open distribution drive to commemorate 74th Republic Day:

74 Families to be provided Livelihood assistance.

Sh. M.S Bhatia, Inspector General Kashmir Ops Sector, CRPF declared open distribution drive to commemorate the 74th year of Republic wherein 74 sewing Machines will be distributed at 5 locations across J&K to skilled individuals (including widows, orphan girls & skilled youth) to assist them in supporting their families.



Under the able guidance of Sh. M. S Bhatia, IG KOS, the distribution drive will be carried out at Sopore, Srinagar, Pulwama, Anantnag & Doda by CRPF Units deployed in these areas. These beneficiaries had approached CRPF Madadgaar Helpline on its toll free no 14411 and requested for help in earning a livelihood.

CRPF Madadgaar Helpline was established on 16/06/2017 and has handled more than 9.5 Lakh calls and provided assistance to more than 37500 families across Jammu & Kashmir.



Help provided by Madadgaar Helpline includes:

Medical assistance (medicines, surgeries, doctor consultations, ambulance etc) to 6636 families.
1141 pints blood donated to patients in emergency.
142 cases of prosthetic implants & wheelchairs etc to disabled.
267 skilled youth provided assistance to setup their own business.
More than 500 students provided assistance with books for competitive exams, stationery items, scholarships, sponsorships for tournaments etc.
More than 450 women provided assistance in cases of domestic violence, eve-teasing etc.
Assistance to more than 3000 families during natural calamities, harsh weather and help in accessing benefits under various Govt. schemes.
Food and ration assistance to 9413 families.
More than 10000 cases of assistance to public during COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 3000 cases of assistance to Yatris and tourists.

The Madadgaar Helpline can be contacted 24×7 for assistance of any kind on its Toll free number 14411. Besides, common public can also share their grievances on twitter(@CRPFmadadgaar), email (,, Facebook (@CRPF Madadgaar) and whatsapp (7082814411).

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