Staff Reporter

Government exploring possibilities to improve rural, medical and temple tourism

Public-private participation to be encouraged in the development of tourism

ANANTAPUR: Minister for Information and Public Relations and Tourism J. Geetha Reddy on Wednesday stated that there was a vast scope to develop tourism in the State and the government would create required infrastructure in identified tourist centres with international standards.

Possibilities

Speaking to newspersons at Puttaparthi she said public-private participation would be encouraged in the development of tourism.

The government was exploring all possibilities to improve rural tourism, medical tourism, eco tourism, temple tourism and spiritual tourism.

The government had allocated Rs. 80 crore budge for tourism department last year and it could be hiked to Rs. 100 crore this year. Earlier, she had darshan of Sathya Saibaba to seek blessings after assuming the Minister’s post for the second time in a row.

A delegation of journalists submitted a memorandum to the Minister seeking assistance to Sakshi reporter K. Rajasekhar, who sustained serious burns in an attack by miscreants on the newspaper office at Tadipatri on May 25 night.

Treatment

The Minister assured all help from the government side and stated that Rajasekhar was shifted to Apollo hospital for better treatment from Gandhi hospital.