BJP MP: 50 pc subsidy to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

Last Updated: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 20:48

New Delhi: Fifty per cent subsidy should be given to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra which is conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs in coordination with the Government of Uttarakhand and the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited, a BJP MP on Monday demanded in the Lok Sabha.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Yogi Aditya Nath asked the Government to show "some sensitivity" towards the spiritual cause of Hindus.

No proper facility and security has been provided to the yatris in the Indian side, he said about the pilgrimage to the abode of Lord Shiva on which deep spiritual and religious sentiments of the people of the country is associated with.

He also criticised the Government`s decision not to allow the pilgrims to go to Kailash if they have visited the place located in the difficult terrain of Chinese side earlier.

The directive has put some obstruction to Yatra, Yogi said.

Speaking on defence related issues, Mahendra Singh Chauhan (BJP) said scientists working with the Defence Research and Development Organisation are leaving the prestigious institute in large numbers as they are offered better salary and facilities by the private organisations.

He asked the Government to take steps to provide them improved facilities and better salaries so that they would continue to contribute the betterment of country`s defence facilities.

Shailendra Kumar (SP) said condition of National Highways are worst and thousands of people are killed in accidents in various places.
Government should start mobile trauma care centre and mobile blood banks in the National Highways to provide immediate treatment to the accident victims, he said.

He also asked the Government to provide financial relief and free treatment to the people who those meet with accidents in National Highways.

P Karunakaran (CPI-M) demanded that minimum pension under the EPFO scheme should be fixed at Rs 3000 per month as currently several subscribers are getting pension as low as Rs nine per month.

Lal Singh (Cong) wanted the pension for widows, disabled and old people should be increased to Rs 2000 per month.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 20:48

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