Union Ministry of Home Affairs has cleared the proposal of Jharkhand Government to rename Nagar Untari town and railway station as Banshidhar Nagar, after Banshidhar Temple, which is dedicated to Krishna in Garhwa district of the state.
The Government has granted No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to Jharkhand Government after there were no adverse reports from Intelligence Bureau, Geological Survey of India (GSI), Department of Post, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Railways for renaming Nagar Untari town and railway station as Banshidhar Nagar.
The proposal was forwarded Jharkhand Government as part of its plant to include Banshidhar Nagar part of Krishna circuit and develop it as a major tourist attraction under Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
Under it, the state government is planning to develop Nagar Untari as Banshidhar Nagar and model it on the lines of Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. It is also examining proposals for tying-up with International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) also for this.
Formation: 15 November 2000
Largest City: Jamshedpur
Official Language: Hindi
Governor: Draupadi Murmu
Chief Minister: Raghubar Das (BJP)