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Tourism Ministry got Marginal increase in Budget for 2019

Posted : 05 July 2019 09:20:57 | By TWO Bureau | GNN Bureau

Tourism Ministry got Marginal increase in Budget for 2019


outlay of  Rs 1,378.53 crore for tourism has been allocated for building tourism infrastructure, while Rs 575.50 crore has been allocated for promotion and publicity which is a marginal increase of 1.82 per cent. On the other hand, culture ministry got an additional seven per cent than last year, an allocation of Rs 875.33 crore has been made for central schemes and projects.

While the funds for the Tourism Ministry was Rs 2,150 crore in the 2018-2019 Budget, it rose to Rs 2,189.22 crore in 2019-2020.

With a focus on developing infrastructure, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said 17 “iconic sites” will be transformed into world-class destinations to give a boost to the tourism sector.

“With the objective of preserving rich tribal cultural heritage, a digital repository is developed where documents, folk songs, photos and videos about their evolution, place of origin, lifestyle, architecture, education level, traditional art, folk dances and other anthropological details of the tribes in India are stored. The repository will further be enriched and strengthened,” Sitharaman said.

“One hundred new clusters will be set up in 2019-20 to enable 50,000 artisans to come into the economic value chain. The Government will launch a mission to integrate traditional artisans and creative persons with the global market to obtain patents for them,” she added.

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