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Amarnath Yatra Shrine Board announced the date of the annual Amarnath Yatra

The Amarnath Yatra Shrine Board has announced the date of of the annual Amarnath Yatra. Amarnath Yatra 2021 will begin on June 28. The annual Amarnath Yatra will be for 56 days this year. It will end on August 22.

The registration process for undertaking the pilgrimage will begin from April 1. The decision was taken during the 40th board meeting of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board. The meeting was chaired by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

The daily route wise pilgrim ceiling was enhanced from 7,500/route/day to 10,000/route/day. This number will exclude devotees travelling on helicopters. The government has enhanced the group accidental insurance cover for Amarnath yatris and service providers from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000.Meanwhile, the remuneration of Pujaris has also been enhanced from Rs. 1000/day to Rs. 1500/day for the next three years.

Last year the pilgrimage was only 15 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yatra had begun on July 21 and ended on August 3. Only pilgrims below 55 years of age were allowed for the pilgrimage.

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