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Renewed focus on tourism in Rajasthan to drive economic growth

The Budget has proposed to set up more meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibition centres in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Ajmer

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The 50 per cent increase in the Rajasthan Tourism Development Fund to Rs 1,500 crore in the Budget has come as a shot in the arm for the sector as well as the state economy, industry players say.  

While presenting the state Budget earlier this month, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the fund would help in developing tourism facilities, creating employment for locals, attracting tourists, and various other works.  

According to Apurv Kumar, president of the Federation of Hospitality and Tourism in Rajasthan, the focus on promotion of tourism indicates that the government wants to make this sector the major economic driver

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First Published: Feb 20 2023 | 10:02 PM IST

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