Prahlad takes charge as tourism minister

first_imgNew Delhi: Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Tuesday took charge of the tourism ministry and said his endeavour would be to take forward the work done in the sector in the last five years and break the stereotypes associated with Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh to promote it as a travel destination.Patel, a BJP MP from Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, who has also managed the party’s affairs in Manipur, said more tourism opportunities are now opening up in Northeast region with “insurgency being reigned in”. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCHe was interacting with reporters at his office in Transport Bhawan here, after taking charge as the Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge). Asked what would be his priorities, Singh said, “I have just taken charge and will decide on that after assessing all the status of all the tourism circuits, religious or cultural, and then frame policies”. “But, as a minister I would endeavour to take forward the work done in the tourism sector by the previous Modi government and try to finish projects on or before stipulated time,” he said.last_img

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