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Rs 37 crore for eco-tourism projects in Vidarbha region

PTI Chandrapur (Maharashtra) | Updated on February 12, 2013

The Maharashtra Government has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth Rs 37.38 crore for development and promotion of eco-tourism projects in backward Vidarbha region.

According to Maharashtra Public Works and Tourism Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, the agreement with the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and Forest Development Corporation was signed in October last year under the Centre’s ‘Mega Circuit’ programme.

Speaking to reporters at Moharli, near the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve here , the minister said that the Central government has already released half of the proposed amount which is being utilised to build tents, nature trails and ‘machaans’ for tourists visiting forest areas under Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia, Amaravati and Chandrapur districts in the region.

Published on February 12, 2013

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