Tourism Minister Ravi says KAS officers can be given ‘tourism’ duty
The state government is all set to make Nandi Hills and Kemmanagundi tourist hubs, following a proposal by Tourism Minister (now BJP national secretary) CT Ravi.
At a meeting at his home office ‘Krishna’ on Thursday, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa sought a comprehensive report from officials on identifying and developing tourist hotspots in the state.
Ravi suggested that the tourism department be entrusted with the overall development of Nandi Hills and Kemmanagundi, and that KAS officials be given additional duty in districts where there is a high potential for tourism.
The Rs 120-crore Jog Falls project will be implemented through KPCL, said Additional Chief Secretary P Ravikumar.
Discussions were also held on the development of Badami and Srirangapatna as tourist hotspots.
Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar, Tourism Department Secretary T K Anil Kumar and KSTDC Chairman Shruti were among the officials present.