Giving boost to the pilgrimage tourism, a high-powered committee headed by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, approved the development of five such cities at a cost of Rs 101.69 crores recently.
Development Plans for Sant Gulabrao Maharaj’s birth place at Loni (Rs 6.70 crore), Kshetra Riddhapur (Rs 25 crore), Sant Gulabrao Maharaj Bhaktidham, Shirasgaon Band (Rs 24.99 crore) all three in Amaravati district — and Sant Sakharam Maharaj at Risod in Washim district (Rs 20 crore) and Kshetra Jyotiba in Kolhapur (Rs 25 crore) were approved.
Sewage treatment plants, waste disposal systems, construction of toilets and rain water harvesting will be included in the development plans and will be construction-oriented with a sustainability approach.
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