The revised policy, which also fixes a minimum qualification for raft operators, got the Cabinet's nod at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, state Finance Minister Prakash Pant said at a media briefing after the meeting.
Stricter penal provisions have also been made in the revised policy for violators, he said.
Taking a serious view of frequent accidents during rafting in the state, the Uttarakhand High Court had put a ban on it at the peak of the season in June this year until a revised policy on adventure sports was not brought into force by the state government.
The high court had attributed the rise in accidents during river rafting primarily due to the absence of proper regulations and underlined the need for a revised policy on adventure sports.
In another major decision, the Cabinet gave its clearance to amendments in the Religious Freedom Act, laying down a well-defined procedure for cancellation of registration of institutions which indulge in fraudulent activities in the name of religion.
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