Ayodhya is fast emerging as one of the most preferred tourist places for national as well as international tourists and devotees. In the UP budget for 2021-22, a provision of Rs 300 crore has been made for the construction of approach road to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya Dham.
A provision of Rs 140 crore has also been proposed for the all-round development of the city of Ayodhya, including the development of Suryakund in the temple city.
A provision of Rs 100 crore has been made for the development and beautification of tourism facilities in Ayodhya. Also, a budgetary provision of Rs 200 crore has been proposed for the Ayodhya airport which is named Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram Airport.
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to confer Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman to eminent writers and artists who have not been honoured with any other award in the state. Under this scheme, a maximum of five people will be honoured every year with a sum of Rs 11 lakh.
Earlier, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had stated that Uttar Pradesh connects its borders with seven states and one country which made it a cultural centre of the entire country. For this, the Yogi government has earmarked a budget of Rs 8 crore for the construction of the Uttar Pradesh Tribal Museum in Lucknow and Rs 4 crore for building the freedom fighters museum in Shahjahanpur.
To boost tourism in the state, provisions of Rs 100 crore and Rs 200 crore have been given for the development and beautification of tourism facilities in Varanasi and for various schemes of tourism development in Chitrakoot, respectively.
Also, a provision of Rs 200 crore has been proposed for the Chief Minister Tourism Development Scheme. Apart from this, Rs 30 crore has been proposed for site development in Vindhyachal and Naimisharanya.