Pondy to channel funds from other depts into Tourism

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Puducherry, Sep 27 (UNI) The Puducherry administration will divert all excess funds from other departments to the Tourism Department to leverage speedy development in the sector, Chief Minister N Rangasamy said tonight.

Presiding over the 'World tourism Day-2007' celebrations here Mr Rangasamy announced various tourism development projects-- setting up of a craft village, beautification of Puducherry Beach at a cost of Rs 15 crore, water theme park at Ariyankuppam and a five-star hotel at Murungambakkam.

Tourism Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said all projects in the sector were progressing smoothly and the Department had sought an additional allocation of Rs five crore.


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