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13th Finance Commission sanctions Rs 180 cr for tourism development in Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL: The 13th Finance Commission has sanctioned assistance worth Rs 180 crore for development of various tourism destinations in Madhya Pradesh. This amount has been sanctioned for 4 years from years 2011-12 to 2014-15.

These funds will be used for infrastructure development at religious tourism places, development of rural and heritage tourism, promotion of wildlife and eco-tourism activities, development of water reservoirs and adventure sports destination, development of Jain and Buddhist corridors in the state and development of new tourist destinations, fairs and festivals, air services etc.

Of these funds, Rs.30 core will be spent on development of tourist facilities under MICE tourism, Rs 5 croe on development of Buddhist corridor in western Madhya Pradesh, Rs10 crore on Jain corridor, Rs10 crore on heritage hotels and Rs 50 crore will be spent on providing eco and adventure tourism facilities to tourists.

Similarly, Rs 15 crore will be spent on expansion and upgradation of existing tourism facilities, Rs 25 crore on improvement of approach and internal roads, Rs 5 crore for signages on National Highways and cities, Rs 2 crore on information technology, Rs 2.50 crore each on statistics cell and fairs & festivals, Rs 4 crore on development of air services and Rs 4 crore will be spent on conduct of novel projects of rural, eco and adventure tourism.