Swami Adhokchajanand also asked the government to declare Himalayas as an ecologically conserved zone.
"We demand that the Centre should act on the proposal of declaring the Himalayas as an ecologically sensitive zone and frame a code of conduct for people visiting the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Vaishnodevi, Mansarovar and Amarnath," Swami Adhokchajanand said.
He said the Centre should also constitute a high-level advisory panel comprising distinguished religious leaders and dharmacharyas to offer guidelines to the proposed pilgrimage ministry.
A policy must be framed for conservation of the ecology of the Himalayas which is also of great strategic importance to India, he said.
The Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath was one of the worst hit areas in the recent calamity that occurred in Uttarakhand. PTI ALM