The Minister of State (I/C) Shri. K. J. Alphons has said that Govardhan Teerth of Mathura needs to be made into a world class destination and the Govardhan Maharaj Utsav shall be organized in October every year. The Minister conveyed this after a site inspection in Mathura to assess the requirements for development of facilities at a meeting with the officials of State Government on Wednesday.
Shri. Alphons added that it has also been decided, in-principal, to include tourism amenities at Kusum Sarovar, Mansi Gate, Chandra Sarovar for development of facilities for pilgrimage in the project. In addition, provision for installation of CCTV, PA system, Wi-Fi system signages will also be included. The Uttar Pradesh State Government will be submitting a Detailed Project Report in this regard.
Earlier, the UP State Government had submitted a proposal for development of infrastructure facilities at Govardhan Teerth in Mathura. During the visit, the Minister has announced Rs. 50 crore for the development of Govardhan Parikrama. Till date, projects worth Rs. 118.23 crores have already been approved by the Ministry of Tourism under PRASHAD Scheme during the last four years, which are under various stages of implementation in Mathura and Varanasi in the state.