New Delhi: The ministry of tourism has tightened the monitoring of tourism projects and decided to close funds sanctioned till 2004-05 but not fully used by state governments, a top official said.
“We have been concerned over the failure of state-level monitoring system on a quarterly basis,” said tourism secretary Sujit Banerjee.
The ministry will hold meetings with the states during 10-25 February to prioritize tourism projects, he said. State governments have been asked for reports on the “physical and financial progress” of projects sanctioned during the 9th, 10th and the first two years of the 11th five-year plans.
He said many states had failed to submit their utilization certificates to New Delhi, which led to its budget allocation being curtailed.