"India has a vast untapped potential for tourism which can play a special role in our socio-economic progress. The government will initiate a mission mode project to create 50 tourist circuits that are built around specific themes, the president said while addressing the joint session of both houses of parliament."
New Delhi, June 9 - A national mission will be launched to beautify and improve amenities and infrastructure at pilgrimage centres, said President Pranab Mukherjee Monday, hoping this move will encourage pilgrimage tourism.

India has a vast untapped potential for tourism which can play a special role in our socio-economic progress. The government will initiate a mission mode project to create 50 tourist circuits that are built around specific themes, the president said while addressing the joint session of both houses of parliament.

With a view to encouraging pilgrimage tourism, a national mission for beautifying and improving the amenities and infrastructure at pilgrimage centres of all faiths will be launched, he added.


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