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Sidhu invites international chefs to open culinary institute in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

Minister SidhuFriday invited chefs from across the world to open a culinary institute in the state to give a fillip to its hotel and tourism sector.

He assured that the would extend all possible assistance for the purpose apart from providing land.

extended the invitation after inaugurating the 'World Festival' and 'Traditional Rasoi Sammelan' here.

At present, the young generation is migrating to foreign shores and individuals are spending over Rs 30 lakh each to move abroad. This leads not only to money drain but also brain drain, the said.

If a culinary institute comes up at either or Mohali, it would pave the way for skill education of the youth, thereby not only generating jobs but also bringing foreign students to

On the occasion, also announced that a tender worth Rs 10.76 crore was issued for the purpose of building an 'International Street' which would commence operation by March 31, 2020.

The street would have 16 courts, two huge restaurants, a cafeteria, five art and craft shops, an exhibition hall and a conference room, he said.

Appreciating the for selecting as the venue for the food festival, said in the current scenario, food was not just limited to taste but has become a massive industry providing employment to scores of people.

He further said that the last installment of Rs 15 crore for the renovation and beautification of the had been released as he highlighted that such buildings were the symbol of great cultural heritage of and must be maintained.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 18:00 IST