Committee planned for integrated promotion of tourism & culture in Varanasi

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Committee planned for integrated promotion of tourism & culture in Varanasi
The government is setting up a coordination committee for the integrated promotion of tourism and culture in Varanasi. The Committee will submit its action plan report by 15th of April, 2015 and the action plan will be ready for implementation within the next three months.


The Minister for Tourism & Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the government is setting up a coordination committee for the integrated promotion of tourism and culture in Varanasi. He was speaking to reporters after the seminar on Pilgrimage & Spiritual Tourism ‘Opportunity abounds along the Ganges’ in Varanasi today. The Minister said that the committee will comprise of the Secretaries of the Union Ministries of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, representatives of local administration, experts and a media person. The Committee will submit its action plan report by 15th of April, 2015 and the action plan will be ready for implementation within the next three months. Dr Mahesh Sharma said that an atmosphere of safety and cleanliness as well as hospitality will be created at all the religious and cultural places for which Rs 18 cr has been released. The educational institutions of Varanasi will be used to develop art and culture with the help of Lalit Kala Academy, he added. Earlier, addressing the hoteliers and tour operators at the Seminar, Dr. Sharma urged them to fully utilize the opportunity of spiritual and religious tourism along the holy river Ganga. He requested the hoteliers to adopt the ghats for cleaning them as well as take care of their maintenance.

Dr. Mahesh sharma Union Minister for Tourism & Culture
The Coordination committee will comprise secretaries of the Union ministries of tourism, culture and civil aviation, representatives of local administration, experts and a media person.

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