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CM of Karnataka suggests ‘Tourism Circuit’ of temples & monuments

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, stressing the immense potential for temple tourism in the state, said there is also huge scope for monument tourism. He suggested building a ‘Tourism Circuit’ by integrating the two to attract more tourists.

Bommai, who launched the Integrated Temple Management System (ITMS) developed by the Hindu Endowments Department on Wednesday, said there is a need for a master plan to provide amenities at temples. The ITMS is a mobile app which seeks to streamline information on temples for devotees.

He said temple management should be given priority. There is a need to record the number of pilgrims visiting temples, and the system to manage temple assets needs to be streamlined. Integrated development of temples and reforms in their administration should be taken up.

Along with management, proper control is needed as it involves the contribution of pilgrims and assets of temples, he added.

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