2023.05.20 (Vrindavan Today News): The facelift of the water bodies on the foothill of the Govardhan Hill of Braj is on the cards. The District Magistrate Shri Pulkit Khare has directed the officials to make a detailed survey on the conditions of the Kund and take steps to restore them. Twenty one Kunds that are located on the Govardhan Parikrama is set to be restored. All these water bodies (Kunds0 are having religious value and are connected with the pastime of Shri Krishna in Braj.
The Sub Divisional Magistrate of Govardhan Shri Kamlesh Kumar Goyal and Nagar Panchayat Executive Officer Alok Kumar Govardhan conducted an inspection of all the kunds (pools) along the Govardhan Parikrama Marg (circumambulation path) to assess their current condition, water availability, and maintenance, with the aim of revitalizing the 21 kunds in the Giriraj foothills through social participation.
Previously, District Magistrate Pulkit Khare had conducted a thorough inspection of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. He emphasized the necessity of revitalizing all the sacred ponds mentioned in the historical texts. Further progress was made when the DM received information that a proposal has been submitted to the Government of India for approval to revive nine kunds situated on the Govardhan Parikrama Marg as part of the Namaami Gange project.
These Kundas include Sankarshan Kund, Rudra Kund, Harji Kund, Surabhi Kund, Mansi Ganga, Kusum Sarovar, Radhakund, Shyam Kund, and Ashtasakhi Kund. The estimated cost for the renovation of these Kundas amounts to INR 19.33 crores, as part of the Namaami Gange program.
The District Magistrate instructed the Sub Divisional Magistrate of Govardhan and the executive officer of Govardhan Municipality to inspect all the kunds and submit a report on their current condition, water availability, and maintenance by May 15. Additionally, it was suggested to hold discussions with social organizations for the restoration of these 12 kunds and assign each organization the responsibility of maintaining a specific kund.
Acting on these directives, Govardhan Deputy District Officer Kamlesh Kumar Goyal and Nagar Panchayat Executive Officer Alok Kumar inspected the ponds along the Govardhan Parikrama Marg to assess the present situation and prepared a report for the revival of the 12 ponds through social participation.