The government authorized the commissioner of the religious endowments department to use Rs 7 crore in the funds that were sanctioned for the Kashi Yatra in his order.
Kashi Yatra has long been a privilege for religious people who are spiritual and have faith in God. This traditional event brings together hundreds of people every year. But, for those who are ready to leave but have no financial support, the government has launched a program. Now you can get financial assistance to attend this religious event.
The Kashi Yatra project, which offers cash assistance of Rs 5,000 to each of the 30,000 pilgrims willing to make a pilgrimage to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, received approval from the Karnataka government on Monday.
As read in Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s budget speech under the leadership of Manasa Sarovara Pilgrim Assistance Accounts, the government has authorized the Commissioner of the Religious Endowments Department to use Rs 7 crore in the funds which were sanctioned for the Kashi Yatra in his order.
Who will benefit from the scheme?
Shashikala Jolle, the Minister of Religious Endowments, Hajj and Wakf, said in a statement that those who wish to avail the benefit must be residents of Karnataka and must provide documents proving residency in the state, such as voter card, Aadhaar card, or ration card.
According to the Minister, applicants must be at least 18 years old and must provide proof of their age.
Pilgrims will only be able to benefit from the benefits of the government program once in their lifetime
According to Shashikala Jole, people who have made a pilgrimage between April 1 and June 30 and wish to benefit from the “Kashi Yatra” device are qualified. They will need to show proof that they have attended Kashi Vishwanath Temple, such as their darshan ticket, waiting list or “puja receipt”.
They must provide it to the Commissioner of the Department of Religious Endowments in the prescribed format. According to Jole, pilgrims could only participate in the government-sponsored “Kashi Yatra” once in their lifetime.
First published: June 28, 2022, 04:45 IST
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