The five-day-long Banjar fair started with traditional rituals and PWD and Revenue Minister Gulab Singh Thakur inaugurate it. The Banjar fair is also known for the sale-purchase of morale mushrooms and medicinal herbs and transaction worth crores of rupees took place during the fair. The morale mushroom (locally called guchhi) was being sold at Rs 12,000 per kg this year. A number of exporters from Delhi and other parts of the country camped at Banjar for the bulk purchase of guchhi.
While addressing the gathering Minister lauded that Banjar subdivision has ample scope for the promotion of tourism and most of its locations are yet to be exploited. Thakur said that to connect the remote area of subdivision four ropeways has been sanctioned that will cost Rs 50 lakh. He announced Rs 13 lakh for the Jibhi-Salanu ropeway, Rs 12 lakh for Salanu-Sarthi, Rs 11 lakh for Tung and Rs 13.5 lakh for Tung-Garuli ropeways. He added that these initiatives by the state government will lead this area to prosperity and will accelerate the pace of work in the region as well. He also sanctioned Rs 10 lakh for the Bhiyut-Rohalu road.