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Tourism Min sanctions Rs 100 cr special package for U'khand

This will be in addition to the central financial assistance of about Rs 95 crore already sanctioned during the current fiscal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tourism Ministry today sanctioned a Rs 100 crore special financial package for restoration and reconstruction of the government tourist facilities damaged due to rains and floods in Uttarakhand.

This will be in addition to the central financial assistance of about Rs 95 crore already sanctioned during the current fiscal for developing tourism infrastructure.

The state government has been asked to assess the destroyed and damaged tourist amenities and conveniences and come back with the requirement of funds. Based on the demand, the Ministry will sanction fresh funds, a statement said.

The funds sanctioned in the relief package will be utilised for restoration and reconstruction of tourist infrastructure across the state with a special focus on tourist facilities along yatra route.

Various tourism associations have instructed their members across India to donate generously to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.

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First Published: Wed, June 26 2013. 16:27 IST