20-dec-2012 …. In order to get central funds for some Jet Lev India of the state tourism related projects it seems that the state tourism department have been able to impress the central tourism minister dr chirangeevi who has assured the state tourism minister Dilip Parulekar of helping with at least a sum of over 300 crores of rupees in the next financial year ….
The state tourism minister was speaking to media reporters at his office at the secretariat where he informed the media that he along with his department officials had met the central tourism minister who had confirmed his visit to the state during the carnival festival next year as a chief guest and would also announced a special package of funds for goa’s tourism related projects ……
Parulekar said that he in front of the central tourism minister had put up projects such as goa’s beach erosion of which 50 crores were already assured, safe guarding heritage places, one time investments on projects such as beach cleaning and beach security
Parulekar said that the central government had also raised their apprehensions over the previous state governments for not utilizing the 150 crores of central government funds for state tourism related projects
Parulekar also said that his department was also studying the matter over how to take back the tourism land given on lease in sinquerim to a five star resort while the proposal of rope way from Miramar to reis magos fort was already in the pipeline and the same would take over a year to get completed