Jammu & Kashmir

This year’s Amarnath yatra to give three crore economic boost, says JK Admin

A file photo of Amarnath pilgrims as they march towards cave shrine in Kashmir.

‘Expecting 8 lakh pilgrims, each pilgrim spends at least Rs 35K during their stay in Kashmir’

Anantnag: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole on Tuesday said that Amarnath yatra is not mere a pilgrimage but a major economic push to J&K’s economy as the government expects Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 Crore revenue from 6 to 8 lakh pilgrims, who intend to visit tourist destinations as well.

Talking to reporters at Mir Bazar Ananatnag, after reviewing arrangements for the Yatra, Pole said that Mir Bazar yatra facility will accommodate 2500 yatris at a time compared to 500 earlier.

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