Gangotri, Yamunotri Included Under PRASAD Scheme

The Centre included Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand, Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh and Parasnath in Jharkhand under a central scheme to develop pilgrimage and heritage destinations in the country, a tourism ministry statement stated.

With the new additions, the number of sites under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) launched by the ministry in 2014-15 has now become 41 in 25 states.

Source: Business Standard

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  • Tourism minister of India: Shri. K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge).

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