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Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Sunday said the Tuting region in Upper Siang district will be included under the Buddhism tourism circuit in order to receive a large footfall of tourists.

Khandu, who was on a two-day visit to the important religious site of Lord Buddha, arrived on Saturday.

The chief minister was accompanied by East Arunachal MP Tapir Gao, state BJP vice president Tame Phassang, East Siang deputy commissioner Kinny Singh among others.

During a meeting in Tuting on Sunday, Khandu said that the place is going to witness a large increase in the number of tourists as it is an important 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 is witnessing 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.

The chief minister also claimed that the state is top gainer in the country with 28.5 percent jump in share of central fund.

Khandu handed out appreciation letter to 23rd battalion of Grenadiers of Indian Army for vigilantly guarding the international borders in Tuting sector of LAC and also for extending valuable helps and assistance to the civil administration and the local population.

He also took part in Tenzhug offering (long-life ceremony) to His Eminence Khen Rinpoche of Nye Sang Dho Ngak Jangchub Dargyelling Monastery at Tuting on Sunday.

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