BJP MP Baluni to fund museum, planetarium in Uttarakhand
A unique Himalayan museum, along with a planetarium, will be constructed in Uttarakhand’s Pauri at the cost of more than Rs 30 crore, BJP MP from the hill state Anil Baluni said on Saturday, expressing confidence that it will become a major tourist attraction.
The project will be largely financed by Baluni’s MP local area development fund, and he has issued an initial amount of Rs 4.62 crore to start it, the BJP chief spokesperson said. Some organisations will also be roped in to help finance the project, he added.
The facility will come up along the Badrinath route, with the Himalayan range visible at a distance.
In a statement, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami appreciated the scheme and promised all possible help from the state government to make it a success.
Baluni said it will be a unique facility where astronomical, geographical, historical and cultural knowledge about the region will be available under one roof.