January 19, 2006

Punjab gears up for tourists

Punjab is welcoming tourists this time around. The state government has identified two tourist circuits. Circuit One will focus on heritage and religious monuments, while Circuit Two will draw the limelight on the freedom movement.

Lots of promising news in the article in Business Standard.

- The state government had sought a grant of Rs 20 crore for the conservation of old monuments
- The Punjab State Tourism Development Corporation has for the first time in past 25 years reported a profit of Rs 50 lakh.
- For the first time in this year 20 crafts persons from Saarc countries would participate in annual Crafts Fair at Surajkund.
- The state government has drawn a grant of Rs 15 crore to be spent in four years for the restoration of heritage monuments

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