Dr. Somnath Arya met the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Hemant Soren and presented a terracotta model of the historic Maluti temples of Dumka at the Chief Minister’s Residence. He informed the Chief Minister that due to lack of maintenance, the historic temple of Maluti has turned shabby. Earlier there used to be 108 temples but today its number has come down to 62. He said that there is a lot of potential to develop this historic area of temples as a tourist spot. He urged the Chief Minister to take steps in this direction. The Chief Minister said that the government is serious about the preservation, beautification and repair of historic temples in Maluti. Steps will be taken for this very soon. It is to be known that Dr. Somnath Arya had earlier presented a book “Beyond Comparison Malooti” written by him to the Chief Minister.