Jharkhand cabinet clears pilgrims’ scheme

As per the proposal, the first visit has to be to a place in Jharkhand and the second outside the state.

By: Express News Service | Ranchi | Published: September 3, 2016 2:49:07 am

Jharkhand cabinet has approved the Chief Minister’s Pilgrimage Scheme, which offers funding to people aged 60 and above from BPL families to visit up to two shrines of their choice. It is open to people from all religions.

As per the proposal, the first visit has to be to a place in Jharkhand and the second outside the state. “The benefit can be availed with a gap of two years between the two visits,” a statement said. A budget of over Rs 1 crore has been earmarked for the scheme. The notification will be issued soon after which the tourism department will invite applications.

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