Central assistance for Ardh Kumbh (15th Sep 2015) : The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand has demanded Rs. 500 crore from central government for Ardh Kumbh mela which is about to start from January 2016 and will last till April 2016. The event is expecting 7-8 crore people participating during this period and to manage this much of big crowd efficiently and accident free, the funding from central government is must. The state government has already cleared proposals worth Rs. 210 crore to kick-start the preparation from its resources.
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