The Centre has sanctioned Rs 100 crore for rebuilding tourism infrastructure in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.
Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi announced a special package for the restoration and reconstruction of government-run tourist facilities. This amount will be in addition to the already sanctioned central assistance of Rs 95.00 crore, to be given to the state during the current fiscal by the Ministry of Toursim.
As the hilly state relies on tourists to sustain its economy, the government is aiming to rebuild the tourism facilities across the state with a special focus on the tourist facilities which will provide shelter to the disaster-hit pilgrims and tourists along the Kedarnath Yatra route, ministry officials said. The minister has held several meetings with stakeholders of the tourism. “The Union Tourism Minister has set an example by sanctioning Rs 100 crore in addition to Rs 95 crore to the Uttarakhand Government. Dr K Chiranjeevi had earlier donated Rs 1 crore from his MPLADS funds for Uttarakhand,” an official statement said.