Tourism ministry announces Rs 100 crore relief package for Uttarakhand

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism K. Chiranjeevi today sanctioned a special financial package of Rs. 100 crore relief package for Uttarakhand that has recently witnessed an unprecedented natural calamity causing colossal damage to both life and infrastructure in the state.

As an exceptional case, Chiranjeevi announced today a special package for restoration and reconstruction of the affected government tourist facilities.

This will be above the Rs 95 crore of sanctioned central financial assistance given for developing tourism infrastructure this year.

The special financial package is expected to help rebuild the now damaged government tourist infrastructure. The state has been advised to assess the destroyed and damaged tourist amenities and conveniences and come back with the requirement of funds for rebuilding the infrastructure.

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 which will be used for providing shelter to the disaster hit pilgrims and tourists. (ANI)