(News) Ministry Granting Rs 5 Crore for the Tourist Circuit in Bundelkhand
Union Ministry of Tourism Granting Rs 5 Crore for the Tourist Circuit Development : 2011
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 Lalitpur districts.
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.”