Friday, October 13, 2006

Schemes for tourism promotion in Kerala

Development works to a tune of Rs five crore would be implemented at Athirapall waterfalls in Thrissur district to attract more domestic and foreign tourists, Kerala Tourism Minister Kodeyari Balakrishnan told the Assembly on Thursday.

The works included facilities for viewing the waterfall and dynamic lighting system, Balakrishnan said while replying to a submission of C Raveendranath (CPI-M).

The Centre had sanctioned Rs 3.5 crore for the projects and the remaining Rs.1.50 crore was the State's share, he said.

A tourist package linking Athirapally water falls, Peechi and Chimini dams were also under consideration, he said.

The Allapuzha District Tourism Promotion Council has been asked to submit a project report for the development of a tourist spot near Kayamkulam backwaters, he said.

The Government would take futher stpes on Kayamkulam tourism development after getting the report, he said.


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