CM Dhami refuses to dissolve Devasthanam Board, announces a relief package of 200 crores to revive tourism– News18 Hindi

Dehradun. Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, putting an end to the discussions about withdrawing the Devasthanam Act, said that it is not a public demand, but a demand of a few people. After a long discussion in the assembly, the Devasthanam Act has been passed. So the question of taking it back does not arise. If the Act is withdrawn, then demand will also arise from other pilgrimage places and corners of the country. Demand will also arise from Shirdi, Somnath, Vaishnav Devi, Padmanabhan temples. In response to another question, CM Pushkar Dhami said that Kovid has caused economic damage to Chardham Yatra and tourism.

Along with this, CM Dhami announced a relief package. CM Dhami has announced a package of 200 crores to revive tourism. With this, people related to hotels, tourism, transport will be given relief. 1 lakh 63 thousand people will get the benefit of this package. The government will also give exemption in license fee. However, it is also being seen as an election package.

There has been a new twist in the case of the Devasthanam Board formed to manage the major temples, including the Char Dhams, which have the status of famous religious tourist places and pilgrimages of Uttarakhand. Giving a big statement, former Chief Minister of the state Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that in the midst of the discussions to withdraw the Devasthanam Act, it is important that the demand to withdraw this Act is not of the public, but of some people. The former CM also said that if this act is withdrawn, then a message will be sent across the country and similar demands will start arising from other religious places as well.

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The matter is that a unit of priests has been protesting for the last few days regarding the Devasthanam Board, demanding that the Uttarakhand government should dissolve this board. In this connection, recently the President of All India Teerth Purohit Mahasabha reiterated the demand by writing a letter to the Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. In this matter, the former CM Rawat is in the center because the decision to form the Devasthanam Board was taken during his tenure. Now Rawat has made his stand clear on this.

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