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Yoga Day bill: Celebrations cost the govt Rs 34.5 cr in 2015 and 2016

June 21 is celebrated as the International Yoga Day

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

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The spent over Rs 34 crore for celebrations in the past two years, an query has revealed.

(CPIO), Banamali Naik, however, said the expenditure on the celebrations this year has not been finalised as yet.


According to information provided by the ministry to activist Nutan Thakur, Rs 34.50 crore has been spent for celebrations in 2015 and 2016. This includes Rs 16.40 crore for 2015 and Rs 18.10 crore for 2016.

June 21 is celebrated as the

The reply added that the total expenditure incurred by other departments on Yoga Day was not available.

The CPIO declined to provide a copy of the documents with regard to the expenses, stating that they were bulky and ran into hundreds of pages.

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First Published: Tue, July 04 2017. 19:59 IST
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