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The Defence Ministry has set aside Rs 320 crore to reduce the backlog of veterans' welfare schemes.

On the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans' Day, which is observed every year on January 14th, the ministry unveiled a plethora of programmes aimed at the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced in a series of tweets that the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW) has given the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) Rs 320 crore to clear the backlog of pending applications for welfare schemes, particularly education and marriage grants for widows and dependent children of veterans.

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