Report by OD bureau; New Delhi: Union Tourism Ministry sanction Rs. 127.95 crore to Odisha for development of tourism infrastructure during 11th Five Year Plan. The amount sanctions for the development of 40 tourism projects in the state. This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
During this period ministry sanctioned Rs. 4090.31 to all states and UTs for the infrastructure development of 1226 tourism projects. He said that the development and promotion of tourism is primarily the responsibility of the respective State Government/Union Territory (UT) Administration. However, the Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for tourism infrastructure development projects identified in consultation with them, subject to availability of funds, inter-se-priority and adherence to Scheme Guidelines.
The Ministry of Tourism runs centralized campaigns in electronic, print and online media, in both international and domestic markets to promote various Indian tourism destinations and products. Besides, the Ministry participates in various International Tourism/Trade fairs, exhibitions, events to promote Indian tourism destinations and products.
The Ministry through its overseas offices also, interalia, organizes Road Shows, Know India Seminars/Workshops to create awareness about Indian destinations and products, invites international tour operators, media persons and opinion makers under its hospitality scheme to give them firsthand experience of Indian tourist destinations and products.