Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi on May 26 visited Basistha ashram in Guwahati and took stock of different facilities available for the devotees and announced to donate Rs 10 lakhs from his discretionary fund for the development of the ashram.

Basistha ashram is one of the oldest seats of religious and cultural tourism in Guwahati. The ashram has been drawing devotees and tourists in huge numbers since decades.

Mukhi said that since Basistha ashram is one of the attraction for tourists in Guwahati, it has become pertinent to upgrade its amenities. The governor talked to the temple management committee and deputy commissioner, Kamrup (M) Virendra Mittal and asked to prepare a broad roadmap to upgrade its tourist facilities.

The temple management committee also apprised the governor on various issues which needed urgent attention by the district administration. The governor said that he would look into every possible measure to upgrade the facilities in and around the temple like providing safe drinking water, maintain cleanliness in and around the temple campus, additional construction, security measures etc.

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