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29 tourism projects sanctioned for northeast in 2014

The ministry of tourism has sanctioned 29 tourism projects for the northeastern states in 2014, Parliament was informed. Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that these included nine projects in Nagaland, eight in Sikkim, five in Manipur, four in Arunachal Pradesh and three in Mizoram. “The ministry has not sanctioned any amount to Tripura this year because the state has a utilisation certificate pendency of Rs.16.63 crore under various schemes of tourism ministry,” said Sharma.