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April 25th, 2012
Subsidy to Haj Pilgrims

Haj Committee of India had received 357338, 300680 and 302616 applications during the years 2009, 2010, 2011 respectively.

120131, 126191 and 125051 pilgrims were provided subsidized airfare by the Government during the year 2009, 2010 and 2011.

During the years 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Government has spent an amount of approximately Rs. 690, Rs. 600 and Rs. 605 crores (excluding service tax) as subsidy on air travel of Haj pilgrims.

This information was given by the Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.