VP reviews Culture and Tourism projects in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President, reviewed today the status of projects related to Culture and Tourism in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Shri G. Kishan Reddy, the Minister of Tourism and Culture, presented the Vice President with a detailed presentation about the progress of the projects in the states. By working closely with the state governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Shri Naidu suggested the early completion of the projects.
Shri Naidu met with Shri Kishan Reddy last month as well and was briefed on the pending work in these states. As part of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Shri Naidu has guided various ministries and departments to ensure the early completion and full-fledged operationalization of projects and institutions.
During the presentation by the Ministry of Tourism, officials briefed Shri Naidu about the completed projects under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme (Coastal Circuit and Buddhist Circuit in Andhra Pradesh, Eco Circuit, Tribal Circuit and Heritage Circuit in Telangana) and Prashad Scheme (development of Amaravati and Srisailam temples in Andhra Pradesh). In addition, they provided details of other tourism-related projects in various stages of implementation in each of the states.
Shri Naidu was briefed by officials from the Ministry of Culture about the ongoing conservation efforts at the Thousand Pillar Temple, Hanamkonda, Veerbhadreshwar Swamy Temple, Lepakshi, Charminar, and Hyderabad, among other sites. In addition, they outlined fund allocations and projects for museums, performing arts centres, zonal cultural centres, libraries, and other institutions.
The Vice President complimented the officials for the progress and advised them to make regular field visits to the site of the projects and take personal initiative in expediting them.