The mega Kumbh Mela began on January 15 and will continue till March 4 in Prayagraj

Though the Kumbh Mela is spiritual and religious in nature, a report by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)said that it also generates employment for over six lakh workers across various sectors

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The hospitality sector aims at employing 250,000 people,

airlines and airports around 150,000 and tour operators around 45,000.

The employment numbers in eco-tourism and medical tourism are being estimated at 85,000.

Apart from this, there will be around 55,000 new jobs in the unorganised sector comprising of taxi drivers, volunteers etc.

Also, the mela is expected to generate a revenue of INR 1,200 billion for Uttar Pradesh, the state where it is being held.

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Though other states like Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh will also benefit from the enhanced revenue generation, according to the report

The Uttar Pradesh government has allocated a hefty amount of Rs 4,200 crore for the Kumbh Mela held in Allahabad, which has become the costliest pilgrimage till date.