Centre Listed Kaziranga Among 17 Iconic Sites

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The Kaziranga National Park will be taken to the level of International tourism by the Central Government. The Centre includes the name of the Park in its list of 17 iconic sites which will be transformed into world-class destinations to boost the tourist influx.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting her budget has revealed that 17 iconic sites from 12 states will be transformed to give a boost to tourism sector and to attract more tourists from across the globe. Among the 17 iconic sites, Kaziranga National Park which is famous for one-horned rhino has also been included in the list and it is the only site listed among the 17 iconic sites in the entire Northeast.

Pointing out the role of tourism in an economy, the finance minister said that one hundred new clusters will be set up in 2019-20 to enable 50,000 artisans to come into the economic value chain.

The Centre also emphasized the need of technological infusion in tourism and said that the digital tribal repository will be created in which photos, videos, details of origin, education, lifestyle, skill sets, traditional arts and other anthropological information about the tribe and tourist site will be stored.

The 17 sites listed by the Centre includes Taj Mahal in Agra, Ajanta-Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, Qutub Minar, Red Fort in Delhi, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, Fatehpur Sikri in Agra among others.

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