Dr Mahesh Sharma takes stock of the World-bank aided pro-poor Tourism Development project of Uttar Pradesh

Mahesh Sharma
Mahesh Sharma

The Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge), & Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma  held a meeting with the Secretary, Tourism, Government of UP, ShriAmritAbhijat along with the World Bank team, which is developing a Pro-poor Tourism Development Project in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Shri Abhijat briefed Dr Mahesh Sharma on the activities planned for the project and the current status of the project. The project is being developed with the help of international level experts, explained Shri Abhijat.

The above project aims to contribute to improving living conditions and increasing income opportunities for poor through enhanced tourism development in selected destinations in the Buddhist Circuit, Braj region and Agra. The Project will leverage resources through advisory and technical assistance and financing for institutional strengthening, asset rehabilitation, infrastructure and services along the Buddhist Circuit and Braj Agra Corridor.

Secretary Tourism, Dr LalitPanwar and senior officers of the Ministry of Tourism were present at the meeting.