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QUESTION NO.3834 CONCESSION TO PILGRIMS OF MANSAROVAR

August 11, 2021

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3834
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11.08.2021

CONCESSION TO PILGRIMS OF MANSAROVAR


†3834. SHRI SUKHBIR SINGH JAUNAPURIA:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to provide concessions due to Corona to the pilgrims going to Mansarovar;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether pilgrims of Mansarovar for the year 2020-2021 have availed the benefits of the scheme of the Government; and

(d) if so, the details of the facilities likely to be provided by the Government to the pilgrims under this scheme?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) to (d) Ministry of External Affairs organises the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra every year between June and September, through the two official routes of Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand and Nathu La Pass in Sikkim, in cooperation with the state governments of Delhi, Uttarakhand and Sikkim and also the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

Government does not extend any direct monetary subsidy to individual pilgrims. However, the Ministry of External Affairs provides assistance, on self-financing basis, to the Yatris undertaking the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by providing facilities like transportation, accommodation, food, medical tests, guides etc.

The Ministry of External Affairs also coordinates with the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of China as well as various Indian agencies for the smooth conduct of this Yatra. A provision for air-lift of pilgrims by helicopter is also made on the Indian side in case of a medical emergency.

The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra did not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the consequent international travel restrictions.

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