Tag: Tourism Ministry

Tourism Ministry sanctions Rs 20 crore for development in Varanasi

The Tourism Ministry has cleared projects worth Rs 20 crore for Varanasi. These include sound and light show, a Buddha theme park in Sarnath and conservation of two temples — Gurudham and Markandey Mahadev temple. The ministry’s Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC), headed by Vinod Zutshi, Secretary-Tourism, Government of India, met recently to approve […]

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Tourism Ministry of Indonesia gears up for AEC

The Indonesian government has taken measures to boost tourist-sector standards to welcome the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Arief Yahya, the Minister of Tourism of Indonesia said in Jakarta that his ministry had made preparations to welcome the advent of the AEC this year, one of which was the establishment of 28 tourist-business […]

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Sikkim proposes new reptile park and golf course

Sikkim is planning to develop new tourist attractions, including a reptile park and a golf course. Sikkim’s Chief Minister, Pawan Chamling, met with Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma, to discuss plans for the new tourism projects. According to the Tourism Ministry, Chamling sought Dr Sharma’s co-operation in establishing a Reptile […]

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‘Campaign Clean India’ launched by the Tourism Ministry

Ministry of Tourism has launched the ‘Campaign Clean India’ to sensitise all sections of society on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in public places particularly monuments and tourist destinations. This Campaign is to be sustained through adoption and involvement of private and public sector stakeholders as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It […]

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Tourism Ministry to fund reconstruction of Uttarakhand’s tourism assets

The Union Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 72.55 crore till date for rebuilding and reconstruction of the damaged tourism assets in Uttarakhand due to the natural calamity that occurred there. The total amount released so far to the State is Rs. 14.51 crore (for the years 2013-14 and 2014-15). The State […]

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Tourism Ministry simplifies hotel classification

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has announced that it is de-linking hotel classification from liquor service, a much awaited demand of the hotel industry. This is a decision which can result in a boost to the hotel industry. This new decision is applicable to four and five star hotels under non-heritage and classic category hotels in […]

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