Varanasi: To save the historic crescent shaped ghats of Banaras, the Yogi government has started work on a big plan. This scheme of the government will give new life to the ghats on the banks of the Ganges, as well as a new center of tourism and faith will also emerge on the sand in front of the ghats. In fact, the previous governments did not make any effort to remove the sand collected across the Ganges. Due to which the heritage of centuries standing on the banks of the Ghats of Kashi by the Ganges stream, the historical heritage was under threat. The Yogi government has shifted Turtle Century. Due to which the dredging work is going on fast on the sand. And a long and wide canal is also being built. Due to which tourism will also get a new flight.
The Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh is continuously working to free the Ganga from pollution and preserve the ghats. The previous governments had left the crumbling Ghats on the banks of Maa Ganga on the pretext of Turtle Sanctuary in Kashi. Due to which the danger has increased on the ghats of historical and religious importance standing on the banks of the Ghats. Actually, due to the accumulation of sand in the Ramnagar area, the flow of the Ganges has changed. And the water pressure has increased on the pucca ghats of Kashi. Due to which the bottom of the stairs of the ghat has become hollow. And the buildings standing for centuries on the banks of the Ghats were under threat.
The government first got the Turtle Century shifted from this area. Due to which the ban on mining on the sand frozen across the Ganges was removed. Project Manager, Uttar Pradesh Project Corporation, Lucknow Pankaj Verma told that 5.3 km long and about 45 m wide canal is being developed by dredging on the sand across the Ganges from front ghat to Rajghat at a cost of Rs 11.95 crore. The formation of a channel through the sand dunes will reduce the flow of the Ganges towards the crescent shaped Ghats. Due to which the erosion towards the Ghats will also be reduced. And the heritage of Kashi, hundreds of years old, will be preserved for centuries. About 40 to 50 percent of the money spent in this entire project is planned to be earned through auction of sand or sand. Dredging work is in progress. So that the monsoon ends before the arrival. He told that with this scheme the free space under the stairs of the Ghats. And the depth of the banks of the Ghats will subside. The silt that comes with the flow of the Ganges will automatically fill this place in about a year. Scientists working on environment and Ganga had been advising to remove the Turtle Century for a long time.
Kashi has already been the first choice of tourists from all over the world. Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Deepak Aggarwal said that with this project the ghats will be saved from erosion. Along with this, a beach, island in the sand is being developed across the Ganges. So that tourists can stay in Kashi for a few more days. On the other side of Assi Ghat, a beach-like environment will be created on the sand in Ramnagar and the island will be developed and made ready for the tourists. The tourism department will provide facilities related to paragliding, scuba dive and other activities from the island. Tourists will also be able to ride camels, elephants and horses at the end of the Ganges, which is being developed like a sea beach. Also, on important festivals, devotees will be able to take a holy dip in the Ganges. The beauty of the lamps burning on Devdeepvali on the crescent shaped ghats can also be seen from this island. The lamps burning on this island themselves will also add to its beauty. Public private partnership can also be taken to make this action plan effective. With the creation of a new destination for tourism across the Ganges, the income of all those associated with the tourism industry, including sailors, is also expected to increase.