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‘Why not sell Indian tourism instead of selling PSUs & LIC?’ asks KR Suresh Reddy to PS Patel

TRS member K R Suresh Reddy, during the recent Rajya Sabha session asked Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism & Culture, “I would advise that instead of selling PSUs, instead of selling LIC, why don’t you sell Indian tourism? That is where you will really get money. Convince the Prime Minister. Make him the face of tourism so that the Ministry can benefit.” Patel announced that they will be unveiling the new tourism policy soon.

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PS Patel at Udaipur Science Centre in Tripura

Union Minister for Culture & Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel, was the Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony of Udaipur Science Centre in Tripura. Late last year, it was announced by Government of Tripura that the state will have its first Science City by early 2021, while a sub-centre of the science city will also be inaugurated around the same time. Also present at the inauguration was Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais. The Ministry of Culture operates Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPOCS) which provides for setting up of Science Cities and Science Centres in all the states of the country. Science Cities are already established in Kolkata, Kapurthala, Ahmedabad and Lucknow.

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PS Patel inaugurates India Dialogues Conclave

Minister of Tourism & Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the second edition of India Dialogues Conclave, hosted at Delhi’s Shangri-La Hotel. The platform has been created with the vision of giving voice to young India on the digital surface at large. It allows Heads of state, political leaders, social media icons, youth icons, ministers, policymakers and game changers to present their views. 

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Positive attitude and effective planning helping tourism rebound

Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State, Tourism & Culture, in his address at the launch of Bharat Parv, said that tourism was the most affected industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, but positive attitude and effective planning of the government is helping this industry to rebound in a magnificent way. “The diverse culture of India is our great strength and we can introduce it to the world through tourism,” he said.

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Bharat Parv launched with an aim to plan year-long activities

Virtual Bharat Parv 2021 was inaugurated in New Delhi by Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State, Tourism and Culture. The event will continue till 31st January. “Every state apart from West Bengal has participated in the Virtual Bharat Parv. The aim behind the event is that we analyse the year-long activities done with our executives and also plan the activities of the coming year and how we will move forward,” he said.

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Bring tourism under Concurrent List of Constitution, says FHRAI

Sharing his expectations on the impending Budget, Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, Vice President, FHRAI, says, “We request Nirmala Sitharaman and Prahlad Singh Patel to bring tourism under the Concurrent List of the Constitution along with granting industry status to the hospitality sector. Lack of adequate support is impeding survival and revival efforts.”

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Minister Patel on Mumbai tour

Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture, was recently on a tour of Mumbai city. While there, he convened a meeting with the officers of Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture at Indiatourism office in Mumbai. Senior officers of both the ministries, its attached/ autonomous body and subordinating offices situated in Mumbai attended the meeting.

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Niti Aayog is working on tourism infrastructure development

Speaking at a webinar, Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism & Culture, has said that Niti Aayog is working on infrastructure development for tourism & hospitality, and they are waiting for the Govt think tank’s report to discuss this with the industry. “Niti Aayog is working on it and even the development work in Andaman has been started as a model initiative for the same.   Even the Prime Minister wants us to exploit opportunities with our long coastline. We will be working with other ministries, as well as the private sector, once Niti Aayog comes with its report,” he said.

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PS Patel chairs 5th Medical Tourism Board meeting

Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of Tourism & Culture, chaired the 5th meeting of  National Medical and Wellness Tourism Promotion Board, which saw in attendance representatives from different concerned ministries, insurance companies, medical service providers, Director AIIMS, and many other concerned executives. The aim of the meeting was to consider ideas for plans in this segment.

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