Chhattisgarh sets up dedicated fund for Ram Van Gaman tourism circuit

Tamra Ghoomar Falls Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced that a dedicated fund will be constituted for people to contribute towards the development of his government’s ambitious Ram Van Gaman tourism circuit project.

“Chhattisgarh is ‘nanihal‘ (maternal place) of Lord Ram. He had also spent most of his time in Chhattisgarh during his exile from Ayodhya,” Baghel said. “To keep the memories linked to Lord Ram and Mata Kashulayaa live, the state government has undertaken the Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit project and began its speedy implementation,” Baghel said.

“In order to give an opportunity to the people of the state to contribute towards this sacred work, we have decided to set up the Ram Van Gaman Paryatan Paripath Vikas Kosh,” he said.

As per Hindu mythology, Ram Van Gaman Path is the route taken by Ram on his way to the 14-year exile.

In June this year, Baghel urged the Centre to approve the concept proposal for ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’ tourism circuit in the state under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, launched by the Union Ministry of Tourism. In a letter to Union tourism minister Prahlad Patel, Baghel had said that the state tourism department had selected nine sites along ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’ and had drawn up a plan to develop them. The state has estimated Rs 137.45 crore as the cost to develop these nine sites.