Rs 68-cr boost to expand Patratu valley venture
The unexplored destinations of the tribal land will soon get its share of recognition on the world map. The Department of Tourism, Art, Culture and Youth Affairs will invest Rs. 68.36 crore to develop Patratu valley into ultimate tourist destination with world class facilities. One of the most important tourist circuits interlinking the State headquarter with other routes, Patratu Valley will have Promenade Park, Adventure/ Water Sports Complex, Ghats and Water Front to captivate travelers’ interest in search of exploring exotic locations.
Addressing the press meet on Tuesday on the successful completion of 1000 days of the State Government Minister, Tourism, Art, Culture and Youths Affair, Amar Kumar Bauri said, “The Patratu Valley Project will be developed phase wise. The project components in the first phase include camping zones, guest house, tourist attractions, park and children’s play area.”
The Minister said that emphasis is on converting few sightseeing spots into eco-tourism destinations and also developing religious spots into spiritual circuits. “The Department has received the consent of GoI on eco-tourism and spiritual circuits plan. Selected places in Jamshedpur-Ranchi-Latehar-Palamau will be developed into eco-tourism spots. Similarly, Parasnath-Itkhori-Kauleshwari will be converted into spiritual circuits. In the meantime, Deogarh-Bashukinath-Dumka-Maluti will be developed as Shiv Circuits,” Bauri said.
Bauri said that the tourism sector that is one of the booming sectors as the Department has been successful in skilling more than 5000 youths falling in the age group 18-28 years in different hospitality services under the scheme ‘Hunar Se Rozgar’. Registering, 62.8 per cent growth, in 2016, 3.33 crore domestic tourists visited Jharkhand. The Minister has assured that attempts from all sides are being made to establish the tourist spots on world map, soon under the central government scheme of Prasad Yojana; Deogarh will be developed with all essential State-of-the-Art facilities.
Similarly, in a bid to develop a favorable environment for budding players and sports enthusiasts, Department of Sports and Youth Affairs will draft out the much awaited sports policy before November 15. Minister, Sports and Youth Affairs, Amar Bauri has assured that the Sports policy will be released soon. In addition, the Minister said that ‘Kamal Clubs’ established to nurture the talents of youths
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