Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the Kamakhya Divyalok Pariyojana project will give a significant boost to tourism in Assam.
The project, which has an estimated cost of Rs 498 crore, will provide world-class amenities to pilgrims visiting the Kamakhya temple. The project is part of the Maa Kamakhya Access Corridor, which has been sanctioned under the Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North Eastern Region (PM-DevINE) scheme.
Once complete, the project will offer convenient darshan facilities to the people of Assam and give great pleasure to devotees who throng the temple.
The Kamakhya Divyalok Pariyojana is an ambitious project that will strengthen the connectivity of Assam and the rest of the northeast with other countries of South Asia.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 11,000 crores in Guwahati, Assam, which will increase employment opportunities in the tourism sector.
The Assam government is also planning to set up floating solar power plants in several wetlands in the state to generate 1,000 MW of electricity in the next three years. The cooling effect of water bodies is expected to enhance the performance of solar photovoltaic panels by 5-10%, and these floating solar plants are envisioned to provide electricity to households located near the ponds.