720 tourism projects sanctioned

August 19th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government sanctioned 720 tourism projects between 2008-2011, with the highest 79 in Jammu and Kashmir, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay informed parliament that 720 tourism projects were sanctioned at a cost of Rs.2,405 crore.

Jammu and Kashmir got the highest 79 projects, followed by 53 in Sikkim and 40 in Arunachal Pradesh.

The ministry also sanctioned 32 eco-tourism projects in the country during the same period, he said.

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