Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday has approved the construction of Ramayana museum in Ayodhya.
According to media reports, Yogi Adityanath led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to provide 20 acres of land for setting up a Ramayana museum in Ayodhya. The Ramayana museum will cost Rs 154 crore to the exchequer.
Ramanya museum is a part of the Ramayana Circuit for which the Modi government has sanctioned Rs 225 crore, with Rs 151 crore exclusively for Ayodhya, which is the hub of the circuit. The proposal of setting up Ramayana museum was stalled during Akhilesh Yadav regime. Yogi Adityanath’s move comes on a day when the Supreme Court said that the amicable settlement of the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was a better course than on insisting on judicial pronouncement.
The Modi government had increased the Ramayana museum grant from Rs. 175 crore to Rs. 225 crore so that a state of the art museum can come up in the ancient town celebrated in Hindu epics as the seat of Lord Rama’s birthplace and kingdom. The central government had reportedly identified a 25-acre site 15 km from the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site for the museum as part of the Ramayana Circuit.