Ministry of Tourism Granting Rs 5 Crore for the Tourist Circuit Development
Tourism in drought-stricken Bundelkhand will get a boost, with the Union
Ministry of Tourism granting Rs 5 crore for the tourist circuit development.
According to officials of the Uttar Pradesh tourism department, the money has
already been released and the department will use it to develop Jhansi and
The Union ministry has appointed a consultant, who will develop a plan for the
region according to which the money will be utilized in these two districts.
The state government had sent the proposal for development of the Bundelkhand
circuit some three years ago. An official in the tourism department said, “Bundelkhand has been a significant region in terms of connecting with the
glorious history of the country. We have beautiful forts like Jhansi, Kalinjar
and Deogarh, which have immense potential. Developing the region will not only
attract tourists but also open up employment avenues for local people. We had
sent a proposal in 2007-08 for developing the Bundelkhand circuit, and had
demanded Rs 8 crore under the Circuit Development Scheme of the Government of
India. We have finally got the clearance and the money now.”