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CM Yogi led Uttar Pradesh government has given permission for annual Kanwar Yatra in state from July 25. CM has given direction to the officers to coordinate with neighbouring states to ensure Covid guidelines are followed.
Uttar Pradesh Additional chief secretary Navneet Sehgal said that detailed guidelines regarding the Yatra will be issued soon. “Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked to coordinate with neighbouring Bihar and Uttarakhand and ensure Covid guidelines are following during the yatra,” he added.
‘Kanwariyas’ (devotees of Lord Shiva) visit many places along the path of River Ganga to take the holy water to the temples. Last year, the pilgrimage was not held in Uttar Pradesh due to Covid-19 restrictions.