Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath Government in Uttar Pradesh is set to develop an integrated online temple information system consisting of descriptions, details and history of all temples in the state along with their maps roads for the convenience of tourists. The Department of Religious Affairs has already instructed the general manager of UP Electronics Corporation to develop the software and upload the above-mentioned temple details within the next six months. A sum of Rs one crore would soon be released by the finance department.
According to the government spokesperson, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has proposed a huge budget of Rs 1,000 crore for departmental works in the financial year 2022-23, compared to Rs 32.52 crore spent in 2017-18 and Rs 614 .88 crore in 2021-22.
Over the next 100 days, the government is proposing to work on the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Supplementary Project. The department also plans to operate the Kailash Mansarovar Bhawan in Ghaziabad and work on the construction of the second phase of the Vedic Science Center at a cost of Rs 934.46 lakh.
In addition, the government plans to form a council in the next two years for the implementation of social welfare programs for saints and elderly priests.
The government of Yogi Adityanath also has an elaborate infrastructure plan for Ayodhya over the next five years. The government will construct major roads in Ayodhya including Bhakti Path at a cost of Rs 63.46 crore and Ram Janambhoomi Path (a 7-kilometer four-lane road from Sahadat Ganj to Sugreev Fort Road) at a cost of Rs 35.07 crore.
It will also carry out the widening and strengthening of Ram Path at a cost of Rs 1,080 crore. In addition, the government has plans worth millions of rupees for beautification of Machharhatta locality and Tedhi Bazar localities as well as Ram Gulela Temple in Ayodhya and construction of a double storey car park in Aminaganj.
It should be noted that the state government granted Rs one lakh per pilgrim to Mansarovar in 2017 and Rs 20,000 per pilgrim to Sindhu Darshan. The government has also built Kailash Mansarovar Bhawan in Ghaziabad at a cost of Rs 118 crore and set up Vedic Science Center in Varanasi.