Uttrakhand CM seeks central assistance for 2021 Mahakumbh

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Published: January 19, 2020 2:24:40 AM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, uttarakhandUttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat (IE)

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday sought financial assistance from the Centre for 2021 Haridwar Mahakumbh saying an estimated 15 crore people were likely to attend the grand congregation.

Rawat who paid a visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday briefed him about the preparations undertaken for the Mahakumbh and said facilities of permanent and temporary nature worth over Rs one thousand crore are being developed for the event.

The facilities include putting in place road, power, water supply, medical amenities, waste disposal management systems besides expanding the Mahakumbh fair area, he said.

To be held between January and April, 2021, an estimated 15 crore people are likely to attend the gathering, Rawat said and sought a financial assistance from the Centre for successfully organising the event.

The Chief Minister also extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to inaugurate a wellness summit to be held in April this year.

Out of a total of 462 wellness centres to be built in the state by March this year work on 305 had already been finished, Rawat said.

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