Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017
For a heritage tour circuit in Assam, Rs. 98.35 crore has been sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Tourism. This was declared by Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture while attending a meeting with the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Sunday.
A proposed Tezpur -Majuli – Sivasagar heritage circuit under the scheme of Swadesh Darshan will be built with the sanctioned amount. This composite tourist infrastructure will have an interpretation center close to Kamalabari ghat. Besides, log huts, watch towers, cafeterias. Elevated walkways, solar illumination, landscaping etc. would cost more than Rs. 61.26 crores.
Indian government has already released Rs. 19.67 crores as the first installment for the said project. Additionally, the Union Tourism Ministry has come to an agreement to transfer the rights of Brahmaputra Ashok Hotel to Assam government which is currently being managed by ITDC.
Majuli will be enlisted shortly within the coveted list of World Heritage Site as the Tourism Ministry has decided to work collectively on this matter. The Tourism Ministry by now has directed the Archaeological Survey of India to arrange a record or a dossier for submitting the same to UNESCO.
Rs 2 crore has been sanctioned by the Union Tourism Ministry for the Namami Brahmaputra festival which will be organized for the first time by the Government of Assam. It’s a festival where the river Brahmaputra is worshipped.