Union minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Mahesh Sharma held a meeting with the secretary, tourism, government of UP, Amrit Abhijat along with the World Bank team, which is developing a pro-poor tourism development project in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Abhijat briefed Sharma on the activities planned for the project and the current status of the project. The project is being developed with the help of international level experts, explained Abhijat with the aim to contribute to improving living conditions and increasing income opportunities for poor through enhanced tourism development in selected destinations in the Buddhist Circuit, Braj region and Agra.
The project will also leverage resources through advisory and technical assistance and financing for institutional strengthening, asset rehabilitation, infrastructure and services along the Buddhist Circuit and Braj Agra Corridor. India’s secretary for tourism, Lalit Panwar and senior officers of the ministry of tourism were also present at the meeting.
Musafir Namah Bureau