The Indian Ministry of Tourism (MoT) in a bid to improve the country’s tourism sector has sanctioned a total sum of Rs 2184 crore to develop 761 tourism projects across different states.
The MoT under the Central Financial Assistance scheme will extend help based on proposals received from different states. Sikkim, the fast emerging tourist destination tops the list with an allocation of over Rs 160 crore to undertake 67 tourism projects. The state of Jammu and Kashmir comes second with Rs 151 crore sanctioned for 91 projects to be developed in the state. A total of Rs 142 crore has been assigned for 30 projects in Andhra Pradesh, and for Karnataka, Rs 105 crore will be spent for the development of 22 tourism projects. The financial assistance is expected to give a huge impetus to the state tourism.