Over Rs 1700 cr approved for 24 projects in 2015-16: Govt

first_imgNew Delhi, May 4 (PTI) Tourism Ministry has sanctioned over Rs 1700 crore under its various schemes during 2015-16, which is an increase of around 60 per cent, as compared to the amount approved in 2014-15, Rajya Sabha was informed today.In 2015-16, 24 projects got the nod with amount sanctioned to the tune of Rs 1,719.11 crore, while in 2014-15, Rs 1,076.55 crore were approved for 95 projects, Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply.During 2015-16, the maximum amount of Rs 129.65 crore was sanctioned for two projects in Assam, followed by Rs 115.50 crore for the same number of projects in Uttarakhand.Two projects in Rajasthan got approval for Rs 104.40 crore while in Chhattisgarh and Tripura, one project each was sanctioned for Rs 99.94 crore and Rs 99.59 crore respectively.Apart from these, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh got the nod for Rs 99.22 crore of one project each in both the states, while Sikkim was sanctioned Rs 98.05 crore for a project.Not a single project was approved in Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu.To another query, Sharma said Rs 271 crore were approved for “Eco Circuits” in Uttarakhand, Telangana, and Kerala, while Rs 197 crore for “Tribal Circuits” in Chhattisgarh and Nagaland.Eco and Tribal circuits are part of 13 theme-based tourist circuits identified for development across the country under Swadesh Darshan scheme. PTI MP SMJ PAL SMJlast_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals made their first batch of roster cuts Monday. The team trimmed its roster to 80 players, a limit that all teams have to meet by Tuesday afternoon. The most notable move was waiving wide receiver Max Komar, who recorded 12 catches for 117 yards last season.The Cardinals also waived safety Tommy Irvin and cut fullback Charles Ali, wide receiver Daiveun Curry-Chapman, linebacker Curtis Gatewood, linebacker Duke Lemmens, tackle Eric Mensik, and tackle Jason Speredon. In addition the team placed cornerback Greg Toler and running back Ryan Williams on injured reserve. Both suffered season ending knee injuries this preseason. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more