State Affairs

Maharashtra tourism to get Rs 110-crore boost


In a big boost to Maharashtra tourism, the state is expected to receive Rs 110 crore from the union government for tourism development here. Senior tourism officials said that the sum is the highest ever for the state, when Central Finance Assistance (CFA) grant for tourism has crossed Rs 100 crore. Tourism projects prioritized by the state government for the grant during the current fiscal include ongoing and new projects such as Sea-World; Bollywood City in Konkan, Mega Circuit Development of Nagpur-Chandrapur-Wardha, Mega Destination Development for Lonar; sound and light show at Daulatabad and Ellora in Aurangabad, among others.

Pune district however seems to have been given a miss this year. A senior Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) official told TOI that all districts cannot be included every year and the tourism department has invested much in developing Pune’s tourism. “The Panshet destination development is already underway with an allocation of Rs 12 crore. Morachi Chincholi, a village of tamarind trees and peacocks, was taken up some three years, among many others,” he said.

Full report here Times of India


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