Jamshedpur: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said that developing state as a religious tourism destination was his governmentís top priority. He informed that the Government is investing around Rs 600-crore in developing religious tourism circuit developing sites at Rajrappa, Ithkori, Deoghar, Basukinath, Parasnath, Anjanidham, and Maluti.
The step will attract large number of domestic and overseas tourists to the state and the revenue from these tourists will help in economic growth of the state. This will further help the government objective of making a developed state by 2022.
Das noted that development of tourism sector would lead to economic development of the state, besides generating employment opportunities.
The Chief Minister was addressing media after performing ‘Jalabhisekh’ (offering holy water) to Lord Shiva at Surya Mandir at Sidgora on the third Monday of the auspicious month of ‘Shravan.
Das also expressed condolence at the demise of former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee who passed away today at Kolkata. The chief minister also assured of government efforts at improving healthcare facilities at MGM Hospital.
Appreciating the media for giving exposure to ‘Shravani Mela’, he said it has become an international event and it will further help boost the tourism potential of the state. He also appreciated the contribution of women in the overall development of the state.