Itanagar, Feb 13 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Wednesday sought help from the Centre to boost tourism in the state, an official statement said.

The governor, during his meeting with Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons at New Delhi, stressed that the state’s tourism sector, with an adequate aid from the Centre, can create jobs and generate more revenue, it said.

Mishra also sought the central government’s assistance to develop places which have tourism potential.

He assured Alphons of optimum utilisation of funds allotted by the Union government to build tourism infrastructure in the state, the statement added.

Mishra had recently chaired a meeting of state tourism officials to discuss the status of development projects at Parshuram Kund in Lohit district.

The state government is taking initiatives to develop Parshuram Kund as a major pilgrimage site.

Dedicated to sage Parshuram, the site attracts pilgrims from across the nation and Nepal every year, especially during Makar Sankranti.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.