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- Created on Monday, 10 September 2012 14:42
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday inaugurated the launching of a new website of the state tourism department (www.bihartourism.gov.in) to boost tourism industry in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the state government had worked out a multi-faceted plan to promote tourism in the state that would ultimately strengthen the economy by generating employment and revenue.
Kumar further said that since the arrival of the NDA government in Bihar nearly seven years ago, the administration worked on improving roads and highways to lift tourism industry and the efforts have resulted in the growth of tourists from 66 lakh in 2005 to 1.86 lakh in 2012.
To further enhance the tourism sector, the government is in the process of building a number of special sectors, including the 'Bapu Circuit' that would cover the path taken by Mahatma Gandhi in Bihar during the freedom struggle; 'Astro-tourism Circuit' at Taregana and Khagaul, and 'Madhubani Circuit' to promote the art of Madhubani painting in north Bihar.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister released a book titled 'Buddha in Vihar'.
Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra, and Mining Minister Satyanarayan Arya were among many who were present on the occasion.