Union minister Chiranjeevi announces Rs 100 cr for U'khand

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New Delhi, June 27: Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi Thursday announced that flood-ravaged Uttarakhand will receive a special Central financial package of Rs 100 crore for restoration and reconstruction of the affected Government tourist facilities.

Uttarakhand has recently witnessed an unprecedented natural calamity that has caused colossal damage to both life and infrastructure in the state.

The State Government has been advised to assess the destroyed and damaged tourist amenities and conveniences and come back with the requirement of funds for rebuilding the infrastructure. On examination of the demand, Ministry of Tourism will sanction funds, it said.

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The fund sanctioned in the relief package will be utilized for restoration and reconstruction of tourist infrastructure across the State with a special focus on tourist facilities along the "yatra" routes which will be used for providing shelter to the disaster-hit pilgrims and tourists.

Through a series of meetings held with the representatives of the hotel industry, tour operators, travel agents and all other stakeholders in the travel and tourism trade since last week, the Union Tourism Minister is coordinating the travel trade's donations to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for the reconstruction and rejuvenation of the tourism industry in Uttarakhand.

The minister himself has donated Rs 1 crore from his MPLADS fund to the Uttarakhand.

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(with agency inputs)

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