NEW DELHI: India’s union cabinet has approved the proposal to allow the Hajj subsidy for 125,000 pilgrims this year under the government’s subsidy scheme. Each pilgrim will have to pay Rs16,000 as fare.
The number of pilgrims going through the Hajj Committee of India is decided by the ministry of external affairs which is the nodal ministry for Hajj affairs. The cost of air travel of pilgrims undertaking Hajj through the committee is borne partly by the pilgrims and partly subsidised by the government. Hajj flights would be operated from 21 embarkation points this year.