India will provide NRs 219.9 million to Nepal for the construction of a Dharmshala at the Pashupati Nath temple visited by thousands of Hindus from across the world.
The construction of the Dharmshala will be completed with the financial assistance of NRs 219.9 million in 18 months from start of work as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Embassy of India, Kathmandu and Pashupati Area Development Trust, Kathmandu, a statement said.
The Dharmashala would have provision for dormitories, family rooms, kitchen, dining hall, library and some multipurpose halls to meet the requirements of the groups and families on pilgrimage to the Holy Pahupatinath.
Apart from construction of the Dharmashala at Tilganga, the Government of India has made a commitment of more than NRs. 500 crore towards reconstruction of important cultural heritage sites that were damaged during the devastating earthquake of April-May 2015, it said.
In the past, as part of India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme, the Government of India has been extending financial assistance towards restoration, preservation and creation of necessary facilities at different sites of religious-cultural importance in Nepal such as Museum building, Lumbini, Dharamshala at Muktinath, ponds at Janakpurdham, water-reservoir at Manokamana etc.