Kumbh economics sets Sangam dynamics rolling

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

LUCKNOW/ALLAHABAD: One of the world’s biggest religious and cultural congregation — the Kumbh — has its own economic dynamics. Another Rs 247 crore will be spent on construction of two mammoth control and command centres to monitor the event. The big budget break-up includes Rs 2,800 crore for organizing the mela, a separate Rs 4,300 crore for development work of the venue and city. Not only pilgrims coming for performing rituals will rise, but they also offer us double and triple the money during the Kumbh.” Speaking to TOI, boatman Rishi Nishad said: “On an average we earn Rs 300 to Rs 800 per day.

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