Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Haj Subsidy

...read on!
  • There are multiple Haj Terminus and 16 embarkation points in the country
  • The Haj subsidy in 2006 was Rs.348 crore
  • The muslim pilgrim to Jeddah pays Rs.12,000 for a return ticket.The actual cost of the ticket is Rs. 46,000. The difference is funded by the Union Government
  • The Indian government has a Haj Office in the Indian Consulate in Jeddah, runs a hospital in Mecca and dispensaries in Mecca and Madinah, and sends doctors,
  • nurses and para-medical staff to run these medical establishments during the pilgrimage
  • In addition, the Government has sanctioned eight ambulances and medicines for pilgrims who fall ill.
So what's wrong with a few acres for basic amenities for DEVOTEEs going to AMARNATH?

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