Yogi Adityanath Yojna – Free Land for Ramayan Museum in Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mr Aditya Nath Yogi made an announcement on 21 March 2017 about the new UP government scheme that will provide 25 acres of land for making of a Ramayana museum in Ayodhya. This museum will cost Rs. 154 crore to the government. The holy land of Ayodhya is the birth place of Lord Rama and is an ancient town famous in Hindu epics. The government has selected a 25- acres site that is 15 km away from the controversial Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid site for the Ramayana museum.

Narendra Modi government has approved an amount of Rs. 225 crores for Ramayana circuit. 151 crores from this fund were sanctioned for the holy land of Ayodhya. The Central government is planning to complete this ‘Yogi Adityanath Yojna’ in the next 18 months.

History of Ramayana Museum

This UP government scheme was started by Mayawati government in 2007 when she proposed ‘International Ramleela sankul ( package)’. Then this UP government yojna was once again revived by Lok Sabha elections in 2009, and 27 acres land was granted. In 2015, the central government announced the making of Ramayana museum but still it did not progress much. The central government also announced for the making of this museum, but the then chief minister did not give its approval. Now, the supreme court has commented on Ram Mandir dispute that all the groups should solve this issue on their own, and if necessary, the court will act as a mediator. After this announcement, Adityanath Yogi led BJP government gave its consent to the proposal and according to media reports this Yogi Adityanath Yojana can start from the next week.

This museum will be constructed on modern design and will be a centre of attraction for the visitors.

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