Updated: Jul 22, 2021 03:27 IST
Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) [India], July 21 (ANI): The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday announced a package of Rs 200 crore for people in the tourism sector and those whose livelihoods depend on the Chardham Yatra.
Addressing a press conference in Uttarkashi, Pushkar Singh Dhami said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses of people working in the tourism sector and those engaged in making arrangements for Chardham Yatra have been most adversely affected.
At present, due to the closure of Chardham Yatra and other tourist places, hotel business, transport business, porters and other activities are at a “standstill”.
Looking at the adverse economic conditions, the state government has planned to directly transfer money to the bank accounts of the persons working or doing business in such sectors.
Apart from this, an exemption…