Deputy commissioners of three coastal districts in the state have been asked to identify the places, which can be developed as tourist spots, said RV Deshpande, minister for education and tourism here on Sunday.
Talking to the reporters, he said the identified places should meet the parameters mentioned by the Swaminathan Commitee, adding that “there can be a relaxation of the Coastal Regulatory Zone rules, if these parameters are met by the identified places.”
He pointed that Karnataka is failing to attract international tourists in large numbers, this is due to lack of publicity about tourist spots and bad infrastructure in tourist places. The government will give prominence to develop infrastructures like roads, toilets, and electricity supply, said Deshpande. “Building resorts is something that is left for the private sector,” he added.
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