Raipur. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that the Ram Vanagaman Tourist Circuit that will revive the sites of Lord Ram's visit in Chhattisgarh is under rapid development from Korea in the North to Sukma in the South. The government is developing the Ram Van Gaman route to preserve ancient places. In the coming years, the Ram Van Gaman tourism circuit of Chhattisgarh will emerge as a major centre of attraction for tourists from India and abroad. He said that Chhattisgarh has many spots of historical, archaeological, religious and cultural importance. If these places get developed, Chhattisgarh will gain a new identity as a tourist hub.
Today, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel reviewed various schemes, including the state government's ambitious project Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit. He said that there is Chhattisgarh has potential for the growth of tourism. It is advantageous to connect tourist spots to promote them.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the development works in other areas. Sirpur is all set to develop as a heritage site that highlights its Buddhist roots. The concept plan for Sirpur is around Rs 62 crore 96 lakh. The development is in three phases; Three grand reception gates, parking signage, admin building, landscaping, 15 gazebo-pagodas, Buddhist theme park, cycle track, an open-air theatre around Raikera pond. Places like Maa Bamleshwari temple in Dongargarh, Prayagiri site, tribal tourism circuit will also benefit from this. Thirteen sites are being developed under Tribal Tourism Circuit at about Rs.96 crore 10 lakh, out of which Ethnic Tourism Village at Jashpur, Road Facilitation Center at Kunkuri, Ethnic Tourist Destination Development at Kurdar Bilaspur, Ethnic Tourism Village at Saroda Dadar, Eco Ethnic Tourist Destination Development at Gangrel, Road Facilitation Center at Nathianwagaon, Ethnic Tourist Destination Development at Kondagaon, Ethnic Tourist Destination Development at Jagdalpur and Eco Ethnic Tourist Destination Development at Chitrakot are complete. The target is to complete the Eco Ethnic Tourist Destination Development and Road Facilitation Center at Maheshpur by September. The Chief Minister directed the development of tourist places in coordination with various departments.
In the meeting, Secretary Tourism informed about the progress of the Ram Van Gaman tourism circuit through a presentation. Nine sites - Sitamarhi-Harchuka (Korea), Ramgarh (Surguja), Shivrinarayan-Kharaud (Janjgir-Champa), Turturiya (Balodabazar), Chandkhuri (Raipur), Sihawa-Saptrishi Ashram (Dhamtari) ), Ramaram (Sukma) will finish in the first phase. He informed that the development work is in progress in Shivrinarayan. The target is to complete the work of the first phase by December 2021. In Ramgarh, Turturiya, Sihawa-Satparishi Ashram and Tirathgarh, Forest Department is overseeing the projects. Revenue, Urban Administration and Development, Culture, Tourism, and Forest Department will coordinate to develop this circuit.
Under Adventure Sports, a water tourism facility will come up at Satrenga in Korba for Rs 9.43 crore. Under the private investment scheme, there is a plan to develop Amusement Park at Manatuta, Tourism Commercial Complex at Hotel Johar Chhattisgarh at Telibandha and Nature Care-Wellness Center at Saila Resort in Mainpat. He said that at present, ten students are pursuing online studies in B.Sc. Hospitality and Hotel Administration and 38 students in Diploma in Food Production in State Institute of Hotel Management, Nava Raipur. Eighteen Biodiversity Parks at about Rs.36 crore are under development. Some of these parks are within a 10 km radius of Ram Van Gaman Tourist Circuit, which will attract tourists.