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Published on : Sunday, November 17, 2013
Indian state Punjab’s tourism and cultural affairs minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur on Friday said the Punjab government would provide adequate security to foreign tourists so that they could know the rich culture of the state without any fear. Presiding over the annual function of Uma Rana Public School, Sanghol, on Friday, Phillaur said the government had taken concrete steps to nourish tourism in the state, so special police forces would be provided to the foreign tourists.
Efforts were also on to promote tourism with the help of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), said Phillaur, adding that the new tourism policy was aimed at attracting tourists not only from India, but also from abroad.
The tourism industry had emerged as the second largest employment generator at the national-level in the state, he said, adding that to further enhance the tourism potential of the state, different stakeholders-sectors like hospitality, transport, aspiring artists, handloom and handicrafts etc were given the boost by the government.Hotel projects, the main source of accommodation for the tourists in the state, had been declared “industry” under the Industrial Policy, he added.