Tuesday, May 19

Madhya Pradesh Tourism goes to charity

Madhya Pradesh Tourism goes to the charity.

Loll.. that what I think right now…after reading in a newspaper about the adoption of 10 SOS Children by the Managing Director of the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation in Bhopal.

MP tourism has taken responsibility of education, health, clothes, and other daily basic needs of all the ten children living in the house No 16 under the family home sponsorship programme.

Last month it was in news for wrong reasons. Madhya Pradesh is among few states which failed to utilize funds provided by the Ministry of Tourism. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) pulled up the ministry for releasing funds for various projects without monitoring their timely implementation.

What is interesting is the fact that the State Tourism department not only failed to utilize the much-needed funds but in some cases also failed to submit utilization certificate. This is when the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Department is headed by so-called tourism expert Ashwani Lohani and Secretary of the department is one of the powerfully bureaucrats of the State.
The ministry of tourism released Rs 1,500 crores from 2002-2007 to state governments for implementation of various projects relating to destination development and tourist circuits but did not monitor utilisation of these funds in an effective manner to ensure timely implementation of the projects by the state governments, the report said.
India Today in April reported the losses MP and Chattisgarh Tourism department is incurring loss --- monetarily and in terms of visitors inflow . Corruption is at large , consultants without experience and fake degrees are being appointed , officers who have retired are given another chance to destroy the tourism of the state.
Will somebody wake up ??

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