Arunachal: Parasuram Kund project to boost livelihood for locals, says Governor

Parsuram Kund, a sacred place for pilgrimage located in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh, is all set to get a major facelift with the Centre sanctioning an amount of Rs 37.8774 crore to develop the site. This was disclosed by Governor Brigadier (Retired) Dr BD Mishra during a meeting with State Tourism Minister Nakap Nalo and Tourism Secretary Sadhna Deori at Raj Bhawan. 

The Governor said that Parasuram Kund is one of the most sacred places for pilgrimage in the country and large numbers of people, including believers and tourists visit the holy site throughout the year. During Makar Sanskranti, thousands of people take holy dip at the site in Lohit River. “To make the place convenient for the visitors and at the same to maintain the sanctity, an inclusive development of the Kund was proposed by the State government and Rs. 37.8774 crore has been sanctioned for it by the Centre,” the Governor said.

Dr Mishra conveyed his gratitude to the Central government for sanctioning the project. He said the site, which has immense religious importance, would have a huge beneficial impact on the socio-economic development of the area and boost the sources of livelihood of the local people. He also stressed on the need to complete  the project at the earliest and that no slippage would be acceptable in its completion timeframe. The fund provided must on the ground be strictly utilized as planned in letter and spirit.