The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday (10 September) approved a proposal to fund fairs held by three Shakti-peeths during Navaratri.
Urban Development Minister Suresh Khanna said the fairs would be funded to ensure basic facilities for all devotees reported The Hindu.
The three trusts are Ma Lalita Devi Shakti-peeth Amavasya Mela, Naimisharanya in Sitapur, Ma Pateshwari Shakti-peeth, Devipatan Tulsipur Mela in Balrampur, and Ma Vindhyavasini Shakti-peeth Mela in Mirzapur. The government would as a result give them Rs 60 lakh, Rs 48 lakh and Rs 41.49 lakh respectively, a statement said.
The Yogi Adityanath cabinet decided to allocate these funds for extending proper facilities in the fairs keeping in mind their wide popularity.
In past, local municipal corporations arranged for these fairs but from now on it will be the responsibility of the respective district magistrates to do so.
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