Setting a record, over 9 crore devotees visited the lately concluded 44-day annual Magh Mela-2023 in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district, claimed Prayagraj Mela Authority officers.
Quoting truthful information, SP, Magh Mela, Rajeev Narayan Mishra mentioned final 12 months, 4.30 crore devotees had attended the annual spiritual occasion. Many new initiatives with regard to safety and sanitation preparations had been made by the state authorities for Magh Mela this 12 months, he added.
The U.P. authorities had determined to organise the Magh Mela, organised on the banks of Sangam, as a rehearsal for Mahakumbh-2025. To make this occasion grand, the federal government had additionally allotted ₹83 crore—the most important funds for Magh Mela until date. The CM had personally monitored preparations and conduct of the spiritual truthful.
Furthermore, enormous enterprise was additionally recorded through the Magh Mela. State president, Confederation of All India Merchants (CAIT), Mahendra Goyal, mentioned commerce of round ₹156 crore was witnessed throughout this year’s Magh Mela. Other than this, the general enterprise state of affairs was additionally strengthened in areas across the pilgrimage website like Varanasi, Ayodhya and Vindhyachal as properly, he added.
Goyal additionally mentioned information present that greater than 2 lakh folks, together with contractors, labourers, small shopkeepers and retailers, suppliers, sanitation staff and volunteers, acquired momentary employment through the occasion.