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Preparations begin for annual Kanwar Yatra in UP

According to the official, when vulnerable locations are identified, it will be made sure that CCTV cameras are deployed at every location in both urban and rural regions.

SNS | New Delhi |

The annual Kanwar Yatra, which will take place from July 14 to August 12, has already begun to be prepared for by the government of Uttar Pradesh.

Official sources claim that extra arrangements are being made to guarantee sanitation, hygiene, and electricity supply along the yatra’s pathways. In addition to offering clean drinking water and restrooms,

The Kanwar Yatra is a yearly journey made by ‘Kanwariyas,’ or followers of Lord Shiva, to Shiva temples.

The water of the Ganga River is collected by devotees from Gangotri, Gaumukh, and Haridwar in Uttarakhand and transported hundreds of kilometres to be offered at the local Shiva temples.

Deepak Meena, the district magistrate of Meerut, said that he had created a particular strategy to prevent the use of plastic during events like the Kanwar Yatra and “Jalabhishek” at several temples.

He said that special steps will be taken to make the entire programme plastic-free.

According to the official, when vulnerable locations are identified, it will be made sure that CCTV cameras are deployed at every location in both urban and rural regions.

After observing the camps’ set up in the previous years on all the urban and rural routes, permission will be given to organise the food camps under the conditions.

Meerut SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary said that all the departments concerned are being asked to nominate department-wise nodal officers and the civil and police officials concerned should visit the routes properly and ensure action by meeting at the local level.

Owners of hotels and dhabas on the routes of Kanwar Yatra, will be asked to put up the rate list of food at the designated place at each dhaba.
(with inputs from IANS)