Saraswati Heritage Board would develop all holy places and tourist spots along the Saraswati river 14-04-2015
Chandigarh, April 14 –The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has said that the Saraswati Heritage Board would develop all holy places and tourist spots along the Saraswati river. A sum of Rs 50 crore has been released for excavation and other works on the banks of the Saraswati river. Speaking to newsmen in Kurukshetra today, he said that the government was seriously considering several plans to further develop Kurukshetra as a centre of religious tourism. The Kurukshetra Development Board is working on a special project to provide continuous flow of fresh water in the holy Brahma Sarovar for which funds have already been allocated. Steps would be taken soon to implement the project. The state government is paying full attention towards ensuring cleanliness of the Yamuna river. Treatment plants are being set up at various points along the river where sewerage is released. Such plants have already been set up in Delhi and Faridabad and would soon be set up at other places. The Chief Minister said Gita would soon be included in the syllabus for which a book was being prepared. The issue would be discussed at a meeting on April 22. The Union Minister of State for Tourism, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, is working on conservation of the sacred banyan tree at Jyotisar, and soon a significant initiative would be taken in this regard. The Chief Minister said that some irregularities had been detected in the outsourcing policy of Kurukshetra University and the government had set up an investigation committee to go into the matter. It would carry out the investigations and submit its report after which action would be taken.