The Union Tourism Ministry has allotted Rs 70 crore for the functioning of the first phase of Sree Narayana Guru Pilgrim Tourism Circuit. The amount will be utilized for complete development of pilgrim centers like Sivagiri mutt, Chembazhanthi Gurukulam, Kunnumparam temple, Aruvippuram mutt.
Solar panels, battery cars, craft bazaar, amphitheatres, skywalk, light, and sound show, drinking water plants, and renovation of mountain and river regions, water fountain, community hall, and parking grounds will be there in the project.
Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) will be the nodal agency which will be actualizing the project. The project will be finished within three years. The project office for this will start soon at Sivagiri. Officials from Delhi will oversee the project directly.
The application for the project was submitted by Sree Narayana Dharma Sangam Trust President Swami Vishudhananda, General Secretary Swami Sandrananda and Treasurer Swami Sharadhanand to the prime minister directly