Andhra Pradesh is the number one tourist destination in the country: Minister RK.Roja
Andhra Pradesh Tourism, Culture and Sports Minister RK Roja on Wednesday said that necessary steps need to be taken to make Andhra Pradesh the number one tourist destination in the country.
On the occasion, Minister Roja said that there is no shortage of tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh as there is a long coastline and more tourists are coming. Not only the beaches but also the dazzling tourist spots in the agency, Temple Tourism is said to be the name given to the places.
She also mentioned that natural waterfalls and year-round streams are a special attraction of our state.
Minister Roja directed the officials to take steps to make our state, which has so many specialties, the number one tourist destination in the country.
Minister Roja directed the authorities to increase infrastructure in tourist areas to cope with the influx of tourists. He said arrangements should be made to provide restrooms, parks, toilets, changing facilities and special facilities for women.
She also reviewed the projects undertaken by the state government through Central Financial Assistance Funding, Swadesh Darshan and Prasad Schemes. Kakinada, Nellore Coastal Circuit and Buddhist Tourism Circuit projects were discussed with the authorities.
The Minister discussed with the officials on the project issues to be sanctioned by the Central Government. Minister Roja reviewed the temple connectivity tourism development under the pipeline phase.
Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has directed the authorities to seek permission to set up a Tourism Bhavan in our state, an Indian Institute of Hotel Management in Tirupati and an India Tourism Office in Visakhapatnam.
The Union government has directed the state government to further develop the protected areas under the auspices of the Archaeological Department of the state with museum grants.
She said steps should be taken to set up new museums in Rajahmundry, Mylavaram, Penukonda, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vijayanagaram. She said it was the responsibility of all to preserve the historic buildings and provide them as property for the future.
The review meeting discussed with the authorities on the centrally sponsored schemes and projects pending from the Central Government. The review meeting was attended by Dr. Rajat Bhargava, Special Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, MD Kannababu, APTDC, G. Vani Mohan, Commissioner, Department of Archeology and officials from the Departments of Archeology and Culture.