Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar will be witnessing the logistical challenges due to a sea of pilgrims and in the middle of COVID 19 pandemic. The last Maha Kumb in 2010 was attended by 1.62 crores. The Kumbh Mela will start by January 14 to the end of April month-end. “The Kumbh Mela in Haridwar takes place once every 12 years. In 2021 it’ll be taking place after 11 years, a phenomenon that is happening after 80 years. Of course, with the Covid-19 pandemic, the management of the Kumbh Mela is tricky, and we are planning according to the guidelines issued by the government,” Kumbh Mela Adhikari Deepak Rawat said.  According to Rawat, in this Hindu spiritual event, they will implement the COVID rules and CCTV is also made available. A 1,000-bed prefabricated hospital is being put in place for Covid-19, and a separate, 50-bed hospital for other ailments and emergencies. There is another challenge of keeping the Ganga river clean during the Kumbh Mela. It’s a challenge for the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. The government has invested in it and expects a return on investment. 

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