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ARTIST: RICHARD LAZZARA
ART GALLERY BOULDER COLORADO USA

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Date: 2007-09-13 10:25
Subject: Amarnath Board to study yatra impact on Kashmir economy
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clipped from www.hindu.com
Amarnath Board to study yatra impact on Kashmir economy
Srinagar, Sept. 13 (PTI): The Amarnath Shrine Board is setting up an expert committee to carry out a survey on the impact of the annual Amarnath yatra on Jammu and Kashmir's economy.
The SASB CEO said during the current yatra donation of Rs 2.50 crores was made by devotees against last year's 2.38 crores.
The CEO said 42 pilgrims died during the pilgrimage which includes one Muslim pilgrim from Ajmer. The oldest pilgrim who died was 82-years-old, and the youngest 13. Last year 45 pilgrims had died.
He said despite early melting of the lingam, about three lakh pilgrims visited the shrine this year.
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