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Mysuru to get Cauvery river gallery

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on January 06, 2016

Karnataka Tourism signs MoU with NASI

Karnataka’s Tourism and the National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a Cauvery river gallery in Mysuru.

The gallery, to be built at a cost of ₹3.5 crore, is expected to showcase the life, culture and biodiversity along the river from its birth in Kodagu till it reaches the Bay of Bengal. The exhibits at the gallery would also include multimedia features and electronic display to provide the visitors an immersive experience of life and culture along the river.

Venue

Tourism Department officials and NASI executives signed the MoU for establishing the gallery at the Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA) complex in Mysuru.

The project will be completed in 6-9 months and it is expected to become a tourist attraction.

NASI former president Manju Sharma said, “The Cauvery gallery in Mysuru will be third in the country. So far we have completed the Brahmaputra river gallery project in Guwahati and the Ganga river gallery in Allahabad.”

Sharma said the gallery would highlight the geological and ecological characteristics of the Cauvery river apart from projecting the social and cultural characteristic features of civilisation that have evolved along the river bank.

RV Deshpande, Karnataka Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries and Tourism, said NSAI would execute the project and run it for three years before handing it over to the State government.

The Karnataka Knowledge Commission (Jnana Ayoga) headed by K Kasturirangan had recommended the establishment of the gallery and is providing input to the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) for the implementation of the project.

Published on January 06, 2016
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