Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prema Khandu said the Tuting region in Upper Siang district would be included under the Buddhism tourism circuit in order to receive a large footfall of tourists, North-East Now reported
According to media reports, during a meeting in Tuting on Sunday, 10th Feb 2020, Khandu said that the place is going to witness a significant increase in the number of tourists as it is a famous pilgrimage centre.
“Tuting is a blessed land which is blessed by Guru Padmasambhava, an enlightened being. It is also called ‘Pemakod’, a sacred land covering Tuting-Gelling-Singha,” he added.
He said that the State witnessed a significant jump in revenue collection and recorded the highest percentage jump in GST collection in the entire country.
“The revenue in the upcoming budget is expected to touch Rs 2500 crore,” he said.
“Arunachal is also the highest receiver of the share of the States in central taxes under the 15th Finance Commission recommendations,” he further added.
CM Khandu was on a two-day visit to the important religious site of Lord Buddha.
Around 13 per cent of the population (which is 1,091,117) of Arunachal Pradesh follows Buddhism.