Kerala to see Rs 1,500 crore investment in tourism: Minister

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 25 (UNI) The Kerala government will make an investment of about Rs 1,500 crore in the tourism sector, state Tourism and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan today informed the State Assembly.

The investments would be in public-private partnership and the stress would be on infrastructure development, he said, while replying to a discussion on the demand for grants for administration of justice, police, jails and tourism.

Stating that the District Tourism Promotion Councils would be rejuvenated, Mr Balakrishnan said Destination Management Committees would be formed for this.

On jails, he said new sub-jails and district jails would be set up in the state. It had also been decided to introduce mobile jammers in all the jails in the state.

The Minister said all the police stations in the state would be computerised within a year.

During the discussion, the United Democratic Front (UDF) members lashed out at the government for its ''failure'' in maintaining law and order situation in the state.

The demand for grants in the budget for the financial year 2008-09 for administration of justice, police, jails and tourism was passed later.

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