Process for lighthouse tourism in Odisha has been initiated: Centre

New Delhi: The Government of India has been in the process to develop tourism at five lighthouses in Odisha on a public-private partnership (PPP) mode. This was informed by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

The lighthouse tourism will be developed at Gopalpur Lighthouse in Ganjam district, Puri Lighthouse, Chandrabhaga Lighthouse in Puri, Paradip Lighthouse in Jagatsinghpur district and False Point Lighthouse in Kendrapara district, Sonowal’s reply stated.

He added the project components for the five lighthouses have been finalized and necessary clearances from the State Coastal Zone Management Authority for Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance and other local bodies have been sought.

As the lighthouse tourism projects will be developed on PPP mode, no fund allocation has been envisaged, he stated.

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