Bidar: JD (S ) Leader Nabi Qureshi said that it is condemnable that all the governments that came to power at the Centre have neglected the District.
“The Central Government’s plan to construct a tourism corridor comprising Hyderabad, Bidar and Solapur Districts of Maharashtra did not get priority in this year’s budget as Bidar District, which shares a border with Maharashtra and Telangana, has all religious shrines, forts and historical monuments. Though there are ample opportunities for tourism, the lack of steps in the direction of providing infrastructure to tourists has led to the backwardness of tourism in the District, he said.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has added Bidar District from Dharwad Circle to Hampi Circle. The lack of necessary assistance from the Centre and the non-announcement of a single scheme in the budget has disappointed the people of the District, he noted.
Bidar is a unique District in South India with multilingual and multi-cultural factors. The Central Government has completely ignored Bidar district despite the conducive atmosphere for the development of tourism, he asserted.
Since Union Minister of State for Fertilizers Bhagwant Khuba hails from the District, people were expecting special offers for the District. However, people’s expectations have been dashed, he said.
The long-standing demand to build a tourism corridor connecting Hyderabad, Bidar and Solapur remained a dream this year as well. The Central Government has laid great emphasis on religious tourism in North India, says Social Activist Basavaraj Bhatamurge and adds that the States of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana would have benefitted if the new scheme had been announced with Bidar District as its centre.
“If the Central Government had built a tourism corridor in the budget, people from the District would have avoided migrating to big cities like Hyderabad,” he added.