Center approves 54.34 crores for Gangotri and Yamunotri, development work will start soon

The Central Government has sanctioned Rs 54.35 crore for various construction works in Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham

Center approves 54.34 crores for Gangotri and Yamunotri, development work will start soon

The Central Government has sanctioned Rs 54.35 crore for various construction works in Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham. This includes Rs 17 crore for development works in Gangotri Dham and Rs 34 crore for development work of Yamunotri Dham.

The Central Government has sanctioned Rs 54.35 crore for various construction works in Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham. This includes Rs 17 crore for development works in Gangotri Dham, while Rs 34 crore for development works of Yamunotri Dham. Rs 3 crore has been kept for contingency and consultancy.

Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Promotion Campaign, ie PRASAD Yojana, is being run by the Central Government to develop various pilgrimage sites and heritage sites of the country. In Uttarakhand, Tourism Development Council has been made the executive body for this, while Secretary Tourism has been made its nodal officer. Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj has thanked Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel and Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat for the approval of this amount. He said that the religious tourism of the state would get a boost with the approval given for the development works of Gangotri and Yamunotri.

These tourism facilities will generate employment for the local people. He said that the state government would soon invite tenders for these works. After this, the development work will be started within 60 days. Secretary Tourism Dilip Jawalkar said that a facilitation center and other passenger facilities would be constructed at Yamunotri Dham.

Apart from this, a six-kilometer trek from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri temple will also be made. In this, the arrangement of drinking water and electricity on both sides and shelters will be made to avoid the rain. Arrangements will be made to publish the old temple of Mata in Kharsali. Along with this, arrangements will also be made for solid waste management in both the dhams.