The NDA government has decided to set up a film city in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, which he had promised to convert into a cultural hub.
The decision was taken at the backdrop of Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tewari's suggestion. "Many films are shot in Varanasi. An organised film city can boost the local economy," an unnamed official told Hindustan Times.
The city where the culture was born, had long been deprived of development, due to which its culture and tradition was dying slowly. However, Modi-government's decision to renovate the city into cultural and musical hub has filled the people of Varanasi with new hopes.
The list of things that the people of Varanasi is going to get in the coming days includes trade facilitation centre, botanical garden, skill development centre for weavers, transport system like that of New Delhi and, an arts and craft museum.
After make-over of Varanasi, the city schools would have e-learning facilities and there would be 24-hour waste water treatment plant and solid waste collection plant in the city, according to a report.
There are plans to declare certain havelis, kothis and akharas as heritage sites to boost tourism in the city.
Not only Varanasi is being developed, but six of its neighbouring cities including Ramnagar, Sarnath, Cholapur, Ganapur, Shivpur and Babatpur would be developed into satellite cities.