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U'khand Cabinet approves revised policy on adventure sports

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

The Cabinet approved today a revised policy on adventure sports, imposing a total ban on smoking and substance abuse by enthusiasts while rafting, or in the state.

The revised policy, which also fixes a minimum qualification for raft operators, got the Cabinet's nod at a meeting chaired by Trivendra Singh Rawat, said at a after the meeting.

The amended rules on river rafting, and are more practical which will make adventure sports safer in Uttarakhand, Pant said.

Stricter penal provisions have also been made in the revised policy for violators, he said.

Taking a serious view of frequent accidents during in the state, the 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

The high court had attributed the rise in accidents during river primarily due to the absence of proper regulations and underlined the need for a revised policy on adventure sports.

The Cabinet also gave its nod to revised rules on and sports for the sake of public safety, Pant said.

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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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 17:20 IST