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Odisha Festival – Centre sanctions fund of 50 crore for Nabakalebar festival #Nabakalebar #Puri #Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Mar (PTI) Announcing its commitment to put Odisha in the international tourism map, Centre today sanctioned Rs 50 crore for Lord Jagannth’s Nabakalebar festival from the Prasad Scheme, a national mission on pilgrimage rejuvenation and spiritual augmentation drive.

“Its a great opportunity for me to release Rs 50 crore for Lord Jagannath’s festival from the government of India’s Prasad Scheme.

This is the first release of funds from Rs 500 crore Prasad Scheme”, Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma told reporters after reviewing preparation work for ‘Nabakalebar’ festival.