The Odisha Government is determined to promote tourism in the tribal-dominated district of Malkangiri in
South Odisha, said Culture and Tourism Minister.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating Malyabanta Mahotsav-2011 the Minister declared a package of 1 crore for the tourism and infrastructure development of Satiguda dam and
. Manikeswari Shiva Temple
The inaugural day of the three-day Malyabanta Mahostav-2011 saw troupes from
Assam, Punjab, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Puri, Mayurbhanj, Titilagarh and perform. Gotipua, Chhau, Odissi and Dhap presented by the artistes on the day left the audience spellbound. Bhubaneswar
Also speaking on the occasion District Collector Balwant Singh said the festival was aimed at providing an opportunity to the tribal folk to exhibit their latent talents on a common platform. More than 50,000 people enjoyed the programme despite the cold weather.