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Jamshedpur, Feb 13. Dalma, Dimna, Rankini Mandir, Jubilee Park and Burudih Dam will be beautified and made more exciting and mentioned in bold in the Jharkhand tourism map. Plans are also afoot to expand the tourism circuit by providing connectivity to Baharagora, Dhalbhumgarh and Ghatshila. A meeting of the District Tourism Promotion Committee chaired by East Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner, Suraj Kumar was convened at the District Collectorate office.
DC Suraj Kumar, in the course of the meeting informed Suraj Kumar informed that extensive efforts were on at Dalma range to promote eco-tourism in the realms of jungle trekking, introduction of jungle safari and construction of bamboo huts for tourists to spend their time and enjoy jungle ambience.
Suraj Kumar informed, ‘There are plans to connect Dalma, Dimna Lake, Rankini Temple, Jubilee Park and Burudih Dam in a single circuit. Necessary steps are being taken for tourism development and beautification as integral parts through single circuit connectivity,” and added, “Work is on to connect the tourists by creating another circuit connectivity in the regions of Baharagora, Dalbhumgarh and Ghatshila.”
An allocation of Rs One crore has been provided to develop five tourist spots. “There are plans to provide motor boat services to tourists at the Burudih Dam. it is our endeavor to develop this spot as a big, weekend destination for tourists,” the DC stated.
MLAs Saryu Roy, Ramdas Soren, Sameer Mahanty and Mangal Kalindi also suggested new tourist places. Saryu Roy suggested that the Bhuvaneshwari Temple, Shri Krishna Temple, HUDCO Park, Forest Department’s park at Ghorabandha, HUDCO Dam among others could be developed to catch tourists’ attention. He said, “The Sone Mandap and the Town Hall in Sidgora could be developed as centres for nurturing art talents in line with Audrey House in Ranchi. Moreover, the area below Bhuvaneshwari Temple in Telco can be developed for eco-tourism.”
Ramdas Soren said that Burudih Dam in Ghatshila, Dharagiri Waterfall in Basadera under Kalchiti Panchayat, Dhalbhumgarh’s Heritage Village, Amadubi, Siddheshwari Pahar in Musabani, Galudih Barrage, Kashida Shiv Mandir, eminent litterateur, Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay’s House in Ghatshila and Pandav Shila could be developed as ideal tourist spots.
Sameer Mahanty suggested, “To add to the tourism circuit of East Singhbhum, Gotashila Temple and hilly areas in Chakulia including Tulsibani Shivram Ashram, Khodipahari, Bend, Tetul Dungri Jagadhatri Temple, Jyoti Pahari and the heritage Chitreshwar Mandir in Baharagora are highly prospective spots for tourism.”
Mangal Kalindi mentioned beautification of Dimna Lake at the foot of the Dalma Range, Hathikheda Temple, Chhotabanki Dam, Ma Mangala Mandir, Haludbani Water Falls, Sita Park and Waterfall were potent tourist attractions. The MLA representative of Jamshedpur West proposed the arrangement of boating and walking track in Domuhani Ghat, beautification of Dimna Lake, Bhatia Park and Bistupur Ram Mandir should also be parts of tourism development plans.
The Potka MLA representative suggested developing Mukteshwar Dham Harina Temple, Kokda Kaleshwar Temple, Paharbhanga and Rankini Temple in Jadugoda. etc. Amitabh Ghosh, Director and committee member of NGO Kala Mandir, Amitava Ghosh said that development plans of tourist spots should include heritage sites like Lylam and Dhengam villages. Additional Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Prasad, Nodal Tourism Officer-cum-District Public Relations Officer Rohit Kumar, Executive Engineer Special Division also participated in the meeting.