Karnataka

Minister highlights need to develop tourism

District in-charge Minister M. B. Patil along with officials and elected representatives taking a ride in the newly launched tourist bus in Vijayapura on Sunday. —Photo: Rajendra Singh Hajeri

District in-charge Minister M. B. Patil along with officials and elected representatives taking a ride in the newly launched tourist bus in Vijayapura on Sunday. —Photo: Rajendra Singh Hajeri  

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Public has a role in preserving monuments, says M.B. Patil

Highlighting the monuments in Vijayapura city, district in-charge Minister M.B. Patil has said that they could not be used effectively to promote tourism in the district.

Speaking after flagging off three new tourist buses here on Sunday, he said several foreign countries, despite not having any ancient monuments, had developed resources to improve the tourism sector.

“And that sector is giving enormous revenue to these countries. But we are unable to use the already available resources to increase the revenue, which is sad and unfortunate,” he said.

Mr. Patil said that protecting and preserving ancient monuments was not merely the responsibility of the government but also of the public.

Stating that developing civic facilities was essential for improving the tourism sector, he said the Master Plan project implemented in the city would give a boost to tourism.

He said various development works to develop tourism in the district were being planned under the Rs. 10 crore granted to the district in the last budget. He said that under the tank-filling project, ancient tanks such as Begum Talab were being filled, and parks were being developed.

“Within a year, major projects of the city would be completed, which I am sure would help attract more domestic and foreign visitors,” he said.

Makbul Bagwan, city MLA, and other elected representatives were present.



‘Master Plan project being implemented in Vijayapura will give a boost to the tourism sector’



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