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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project that aims to improve the condition of the poor people living in Uttar Pradesh has been cleared by the government.

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation told Rajya Sabha today that the project has been approved by the Screening Committee of the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.

The minister said that the project has subsequently been presented to the World Bank for financial assistance of $210 million.

The objective of the project is elevating the downtrodden from poverty and improving their standard of living through increasing income opportunities by undertaking tourism development activity.

The project will obtain resources from advisory and technical assistance and financing for institutional strengthening, asset rehabilitation, infrastructure and services along the Buddhist Circuit and Braj Agra Corridor.

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“Take Steps To Avoid Big Gatherings”, Says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

He urged Muslim clerics to ask people in the community to celebrate Shab-e-Baraat at home and not to collect in groups

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The Chief Minister appealed to the religious leaders to cooperate with the government in ensuring the lockdown and maintaining social distancing. Wikimedia Commons

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday evening interacted with about 376 religious leaders through video conferencing and urged them to ensure that there were no big gatherings of their community.

The Chief Minister appealed to the religious leaders to cooperate with the government in ensuring the lockdown and maintaining social distancing.

“We need to make the people aware about improving their lifestyle and ignoring immediate benefits. We did not allow people to collect on Ram Navmi and I expect you to do the same on other festivals,” he said.

He urged Muslim clerics to ask people in the community to celebrate Shab-e-Baraat at home and not to collect in groups.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday evening interacted with about 376 religious leaders through video conferencing and urged them to ensure that there were no big gatherings of their community. Wikimedia Commons

The Chief Minister said that disease does not differentiate on basis of religion or caste.

He said that social distancing will be continued even after the lockdown is lifted.

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The religious leaders in the video conferencing belonged to all religions and represented all districts in the state. (IANS)