Haj quota has increased by 63980 in the last 5 years Mukhtar

first_imgNew Delhi: The Haj quota has been increased by 63,980 in the last five years, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Thursday. In a reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Naqvi said in 2013, the Haj quota allocated to India was 1,36,020. “In the last five years, the Haj quota has increased by 63,980. This year, 2,00,000 pilgrims would be going for Haj. “This time 2,00,000 hajis would perform haj without any subsidy. This is a record number in the history of India,” he said The Union minister further said out of the total quota of 2,00,000 pilgrims, a quota of 1,40,000 pilgrims has been allocated to Haj Committee of India (HCoI) and 60,000 pilgrims to Haj Group Organisers (HGOs), earlier known as private tour operators (PTOs). “In this 60,000 allocation, quota of 10,000 seats would go to economically weaker section at HCoI rates,” he said.last_img