To rebuild tourism infrastructure in Uttarakhand, in the aftermath of the recent devastation of floods in the state, the Union government has sanctioned a special financial package of Rs 100 crore. With the sum is meant for restoration and reconstruction of the affected Government tourist facilities in Uttarakhand. This will be in addition to the Central financial assistance of about Rs 95 crore already sanctioned during the current financial year for developing tourism infrastructure in the State.
Uttarakhand, in the last one week, has witnessed an unprecedented natural calamity that has caused colossal damage to both life and infrastructure in the State. The State Government has been advised to assess the destroyed and damaged tourist amenities and conveniences and come back with the requirement of funds for rebuilding the infrastructure. On examination of the demand, the Union government will sanction funds, said the Union Minister of Tourism K Chiranjeevi in a statement.