Category: Vibrant Cities


Old Jammu to be revamped as heritage city

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the government will develop old areas of Jammu as heritage city through a string of projects initiated for traffic decongestion, sanitation and cleanliness. The target is to divert over one crore visitors coming every year to pay obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine to the […]

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Government promotes tourism in India through Paryatan Parv

India is abundant with rich cultural heritage and pristine natural beauty which not only attracts foreign tourists, but also domestic tourists. India is promoted as a tourist destination by the central government as well as different states to attract tourists within the country. Thus, tourism has emerged as a major contributor to the economy and […]

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IARI develops water treatment plant using farm waste

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), has collaborated with four universities from India and Canada, who are working to develop a cost-effective water treatment plant that uses agricultural waste to remove heavy metals and other pollutants. Apart from the IARI, 4 universities -Lovely Professional University in Punjab, Amrita University in Tamil Nadu along with McGill […]

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Bengals historical towns to be transformed into heritage cities

The State Tourism Department of West Bengal is all set to transform the well-known historical towns of Bengal into heritage cities. Cooch Behar, with its royal palace and the famous lake, Lal Dighi, with its cultural heritage linked to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are the two cities which are primarily chosen for the transformation. The State Government […]

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Development of infrastructure to boost tourism in the Valley

At the inauguration of Public Park at Halmulla Sangam in Anantnag, Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri cited that development of infrastructural resources at different places it will boost tourism and will enable the management to provide state-of-art facilities. He said that the Public Park will become one of the major […]

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Andhra Pradesh to encourages rural tourism

The tourism department of Andhra Pradesh has planned to boost rural tourism to highlight the image of rural Andhra Pradesh, by establishing homestays in rural areas that are less explored by tourists. As part of this plan, the department has identified 37 villages in 13 districts of AP which have the scope for tourism development.A? […]

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Surat approves Rs 154 crore makeover of heritage site

The public works committee of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has approved the budget of A?Rs 154 crore for the makeover of Surat Fort and its nearby area. According A?to the master plan, an area of about three sq km around the old fort will also be developed as a part of Chowk Bazar Heritage Square […]

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Heritage fountain in south Mumbai gets restored

A grade II heritage structure in south Mumbai, the Ruttonsee Mulji Memorial fountain, has received a fresh new look after Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) restored it with the help of Kala Ghoda Association (KGA), which was unveiled by the Civic Chief Ajoy Mehta. Civic officials stated that the fountain, located at the junction of P […]

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Tamil Nadu to focus on heritage conservation

Decrepit public heritage structures dotting Tamil Nadu may soon get a facelift as the state has constituted a separate division for their conservation. The Building Centre and Conservation Division (BCCD) created in the Public Works Department (PWD) will enumerate the number of heritage buildings belonging to various government departments and explore the possibility of conserving […]

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Indian Railways takes heritage track

The Centre for Heritage Management (CHM), in order to collaborate and encourage research to conserve, preserve and manage the heritage of Indian Railways, recently inked a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering (IRICEN). As part of the agreement, the two institutes will engage in a series of activities for capacity-building […]

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