Governor seeks Centre’s aid to boost tourism in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Governor BD Mishra on Wednesday sought help from the Centre to boost tourism in Arunachal Pradesh.
During his meeting with Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons at New Delhi, the governor said that the state’s tourism sector can create jobs and generate more revenue if the Centre provides adequate aid.
Mishra also sought the central government’s assistance to develop places which have tourism potential.
He assured Alphons of optimum utilisation of funds allotted by the union government to build tourism infrastructure in the state.
Mishra had recently chaired a meeting of state tourism officials to discuss the status of development projects at Parshuram Kund in Lohit district.
The state government is taking initiatives to develop Parshuram Kund as a major pilgrimage site.
Dedicated to sage Parshuram, the site attracts pilgrims from across the nation and Nepal every year, especially during Makar Sankranti. (PRO to Raj Bhawan)