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Feb 01, 2018 23:44:22 (IST)
Rs 2,150 Crore For Tourism In Budget 2018, A Jump Of 21%

An amount of Rs 2,150 crore was today allocated to the Ministry of Tourism under the Union Budget 2018-19, receiving a 21 per cent jump from the current fiscal. The ministry was granted Rs 1,776.4 crore for the current fiscal. Infrastructure projects were granted Rs 1,330 crore in this budget, a 16 per cent jump from Rs 1,145 crore set aside last year. Within these projects, integrated development of tourist circuits has been allocated Rs 1,100 crore, up from Rs 950 crore in the current fiscal. The Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation (PRASAD) scheme was given Rs 150 crore as compared to Rs 100 crore in the last budget announcement.

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