Published on : Thursday, April 1, 2021
Andhra Pradesh Minister for Tourism, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao said that all tourist destinations across the state would be upgraded as part of the New Tourism Policy – 2020-25. The Minister evaluated the tourism, culture, sports and archaeological projects with officials of the respective departments.
Minister Rao discussed the steps in detail that are needed to obtain Central funds for developing sports arenas, and enquired about the progress made regarding development of sports arena projects that are nearing completion.
The Minister asked the officials of the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP), NCC and Youth Services wings to arrange action plans on the programmes that would be taken up by them during this year.
He said that works on every project should be carried out in keeping with international standards and no compromise should be made on quality.
The minister said that kabaddi should be developed as a popular sport and players should be encouraged in this field. Tourism projects should stand out when compared to other states.
The officials informed the Minister that a special action plan is being prepared for improving the Gandikota region as a tourist destination. The minister was shown the proposed plan for establishing tourist attractions like hotels, recreation centers, amusement parks, golf courts and bridges.
Special Chief Secretary, Tourism, Culture and Department of Archaeology, Rajat Bhargav, Chief Secretary of Sports and Youth Services Ram Gopal, Commissioner of the Department of Archeology and Museums Vani Mohan were present at the occasion.