Twin tourism boost

Jharkhand’s Diwali cheer has just doubled.

Planning Commission has cleared two key projects put forward to it by the Union tourism ministry to boost prospects in the temple town of Deoghar.

The approval for the national food craft institute and a five-star hotel came at a recent plan panel meeting, which was also attended by two Jharkhand tourism officials and Godda MP Nishikant Dubey.

“Secretary of Union tourism ministry Parvez Diwan and additional secretary Girish Shankar, along with Jharkhand tourism officials Sajal Chakravarty and Sidhartha Tripathy, made a detailed representation before a Planning Commission panel after which the projects were cleared,” said a source in the Union ministry.

The food craft institute, to be developed at an estimated cost of around Rs 12 crore, will provide diploma courses in the hospitality sector. The foundation stone is expected to be laid next month. The institute was planned keeping in mind the huge demand for trained employees at hotels and eateries in Deoghar as well as other cities of the state, which is steadily developing into a thriving tourist hub.

Full report here Telegraph 


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