The traders had high hopes for the grand event of Kumbh after the lockdown. Because, Kumbh Mela is not only beneficial for the traders or people of Haridwar, but this fair helps in financially strengthening the entire Uttarakhand.
Pilgrims and tourists visiting here are not limited to Haridwar. Rather, he also visits other places in Uttarakhand, but after the SOP issued by the central government, there has been doubt about the grand event of Kumbh. Due to this, the traders of the state are disappointed.
Since Covid-19, the economic condition of traders is not improving. The business class had high expectations from the Kumbh event, but the SOP issued by the central government seems unlikely to make Kumbh grand. This will cause a huge loss to the merchant class.
– Naveen Chandra Verma, President, Provincial Industry Trade Delegation
Kumbh less likely to be grand than SOP:
Kumbh is less likely to be grand than SOP. If the event was like before, it would have an impact on Uttarakhand, but now it is expected to have fewer pilgrims and tourists than before. It is necessary to follow SOP anyway. If life remains, then business will continue to happen.
– Rajesh Agarwal, State Joint General Secretary, Provincial Industry Trade Delegation
Kumbh affects not only Haridwar but the entire Uttarakhand. The pilgrim visiting here goes to many places in Uttarakhand. This financially benefits the entire Uttarakhand. Thousands of people get employment, but with strict rules, now only pilgrims can be confined to Haridwar.
– Pankaj Masson, President, Doon Valley Metropolitan Industries Business Board
The economy of Uttarakhand rests entirely on tourism, including pilgrimage. Therefore, limited holding of Kumbh means adverse effect on the economic condition of the entire Uttarakhand. Because, millions of people get employment during Kumbh Mela. This will not only affect the hotel business, but will also adversely affect the business.
– Sandeep Sahni, President, Uttarakhand Hotel Industry Association