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Tourism professionals unhappy with govt’s relief package | Dehradun News – Times of India

Dehradun/Haridwar: A day after the Uttarakhand government announced a relief package of Rs 29 crore for the tourism sector, people from the industry said that the amount being provided is not at all sufficient for the losses they have incurred. Under the package, the government will provide Rs 5,000 for 50,000 people associated with tourism and Rs 10,000 each for registered tour and rafting guides and adventure tour operators.
“The financial help given is not good enough to even last for a month. The government needs to search for some pragmatic solutions which will help us get back on our feet,” said a tourism professional. According to industry estimates, Uttarakhand tourism lost close to Rs 1500 crores in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Elaborating further, president of the Rafting Association, Dinesh Bhatt told TOI, “Government announced it will waive off one year fee of rafting companies and give some cash to river guides, as per media reports but it is not enough. We have…

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