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Centre approves Rs 50 cr for Chintpurni Devi temple: Thakur

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The has approved Rs 50 crore under the 'PRASAD' scheme for further development at Devi temple in district, Chief Minister said here today.

The Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) is the Union Tourism Ministry's flagship programme for holistic development of selected pilgrimage destinations across the country.

Thakur said the will improve infrastructure and provide basic facilities for the tourists with the proposed money at the

Every year, around 16 lakh pilgrims from various parts of the country, especially from neighbouring Punjab, pay obeisance at Devi temple, one of the 51 shaktipeeths (pilgrimage destinations of significance).

Presently, the place lacks basic facilities for the pilgrims, an in the state said.

Efforts will be made to develop basic amenities for pilgrims like introduction of non-polluting public traffic system, an alternate path, and a new block for darshan (glimpse of the deity) and kirtan (devotional songs), he said.

The said a tourist reception centre (TRC)-cum-parking area was developed under the (ADB) assisted project of Rs 52 crore last year at by the

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 17:05 IST