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Efforts on to boost hydel tourism: Kerala minister

IDUKKI: More amenities will be provided at hydel tourism centres to attract tourists, Electricity Minister M.M. Mani has said.

Inaugurating the construction of an eco-log facility under the Swadeshi Darshan scheme and a Yathri Nivas of the Tourism Department at Cheruthoni on Monday, he said the district with a number of dams had the potential to develop hydel tourism, reports The Hindu.

Basic facilities needed to be arranged to attract more tourists, he said.

Mr. Mani said the KSEB quarters at Cheruthoni would be modernised to provide facilities to tourists. “Idukki dam is a major attraction and the surrounding areas have scope to boost tourism,” he said.

Joice George, MP, said a dam museum and an aquarium of international standards near Vyshali Cave were on the anvil.

This, he said, would attract more foreign tourists while economically benefiting the local community. Roshy Augustine, MLA, presided over the function.

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