Govt Seeks Proposals to Develop Tourist Places in Mayurbhanj

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has sought proposals from Mayurbhanj district administration for development of tourist and pilgrim places. During a visit to the district, secretary to Chief Minister VK Pandian took stock of the ground situation at Devkund, Bhimkund and Khiching. Pandian and ACS, Tourism department, Surendra Kumar discussed with the officials and local public regarding development of Devkund as a major tourist attraction. Pandian asked the district administration to consult with all stakeholders and send a proposal to Tourism department for redevelopment.

Pandian then visited Bhimkund and interacted with the tourists and local people. He asked the Tourism department and district administration to prepare a proposal for improvement of infrastructure and provision of amenities for tourists. He also emphasised on starting various activities for tourists.

In Khiching under Sukruli block, he visited the Maa Khichakeshwari Temple and interacted with sevayats (servitors) and other stakeholders to know their suggestions on transformation of the temple and the museum. Following the discussion, the Tourism department and district administration were told to prepare a proposal for redevelopment. He also went to Khiching High School and interacted with students.

Pandian then visited the site of the proposed Khairi-Bhandhan irrigation project in Jashipur. On completion, the project will provide irrigation to 9,400 hectare of land in Jashipur, Sukruli and Raruan blocks. He also went to the Samadhi of Pandit Raghunath Murmu in Dandbose under Rairangpur block and interacted with members of the Santhal community. He assured them that the site will be developed as per the aspirations of the local people.

Finally, he visited Bada Bandha in Rairangpur Municipality and took stock of the ongoing development works there. He asked the Municipality officials to submit a detailed proposal for further development of the pond. In the evening, he interacted with college students from colleges of Rairangpur and Karanjia and people’s representatives on various issues.

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