Jharkhand to invest Rs 2K cr to develop tourist spots

19 Nov 2017

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das today said the state government proposed to invest Rs 2000 crore to develop selected tourist places as world-class tourist destination. The selected tourist spot include Rajrappa shrine in Ramgarh district, Itkhori in Chatra, Lugu Buru hills in Bokaro, Anjan Dhaam in Gumla and Parasnath in Giridih districts of the state. Talking to media persons at Rajrappa, Das said his government has listed tourist places of the state which would be developed with Rs 2000 crore.
Jharkhand has enough potential for the growth of tourism sector, which would create employment opportunities for villagers, Das said. The famous Rajrappa temple would be developed on the lines of Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. Those who will face displacement problems for beautification project would be rehabilitated, said a senior official adding that nearly 600 people might be displaces from the new project, who would be settled by the government.
Earlier, Das along with drinking water, sanitation and water resources minister Chandra Prakash Chaudhary arrived at Rajrappa temple this morning on a chopper and offered prayer at goddess Chhinnamastika temple. Das held a high level meeting in administrative building of Rajrappa tourist complex with senior officials of the state including chief secretary Rajbala Verma, Tourism secretary Rahul Sharam, and deputy commissioner, Ramgarh Rajeshwari B to discuss the proposed project for Rajrappa shrine. Das asked senior officials to arrange preparation of Detail Project Report (DPR) for Rajrappa temple beautification project with a target to complete it by 2019 with an estimated cost of Rs 200 crore. (PTI)