CWG infrastructure to be launching pad for future events, says Kumari Selja

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing Kumari Selja said today that the infrastructure that has been developed in Delhi for Commonwealth Games would serve as the launching pad for future events in the country.

Inaugurating an International Hospitality Fair here, Selja said that the range of events that can be organized in Delhi have moved beyond traditional meetings and conventions to sporting and entertainment extravaganzas.

Pointing out that the core competence of the hospitality industry ultimately lies in the quality of its human resources, Selja said: "As part of our efforts to improve the availability of qualified and trained personnel in the hospitality sector of the country. The Ministry of Tourism has taken several initiatives to bridge the demand supply gap."

She said at the forefront of this effort are the twenty one existing Central Institutes of Hotel Management (IHM), twelve State IHMs and five Food Craft Institutes (FCI). So far in the Eleventh Plan, the Ministry has sanctioned seventeen new state IHMs and 11 new FCIs.

She said similarly several initiatives have been undertaken to build capacity amongst the service providers. (ANI)

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