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Centre sanctions 97.11 cr for tourism projects in Nagaland
Correspondent SHILLONG, DEC 22:
Published on 23 Dec. 2010 12:11 AM IST
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The Union Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned various tourism projects including wildlife and forest tourism, in the North Eastern Region during the 11th Plan period till September 30, 2010, an official statement said today.
In Arunachal Pradesh, 46 projects have been sanctioned at a cost of Rs.131.96 crore, 18 projects in Assam at Rs.66.07 crore, 25 projects in Manipur at Rs.71.51 crore, 17 projects in Meghalaya at Rs.41.44 crore, 19 projects in Mizoram at Rs.54.53 crore, 51 projects in Nagaland at Rs. 97.11 crore, 73 projects in Sikkim at Rs.167.26 crore, 40 projects in Tripura at Rs.68.33 crore, the statement said.
The development and promotion of tourism is mainly undertaken by the State governments.
The ministry of tourism, however, extends Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to the State governments for development of tourism under the scheme of ‘Product/Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits’, based on the proposals identified in consultations with them subject to availability of funds and inter-se priority and adherence to scheme guidelines.
The ministry promotes India as a holistic destination in the domestic and international markets through print and electronic media campaigns, tourism literature, publicity collaterals, travel fairs and road shows, the statement said.

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