Ramanagara: The State Government is all set to issue a tender for the renovation, management, and maintenance of monuments, including the fort built by Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda at Magadi, as part of its tourism policy 2020–26. There are almost 25,000 such monuments in the State, but just eight will initially be under the scheme initially.
Under the direction of District In-Charge and Higher Education Minister Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan the Ramanagara Tourism Investors’ Conclave was held on Friday July 29 on the premises Jungle Lodges & Resorts. The conclave approved a resolution to develop the “adopt a monument” initiative of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, which was mentioned in the budget.
To explore the state’s tourism potential, the government has joined with the global consultancy firm KPMG. The company has identified Ramanagara for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism while identifying agri and caravan tourism in a few districts. “Ramanagara will be developed into a tourism hub,” he said.
As the forest department has opened its gates to tourism, single-window systems at the district level will clear projects and also look into environmental aspects, said Joint Director Janardhan. Over 20 probable investors and experts took part in the conclave.