New Delhi, Feb 1: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday proposed allocation of Rs 2,500 crore for promotion of tourism in the year 2020-21 and informed that five archaeological sites will be developed as iconic sites.
'' I propose to provide Rs 2,500 crore for promotion of tourism in the year 2020-21. Five archaeological sites to be developed as iconic sites with on-site museums -Rakhigarhi, Hastinapur, Shivsagar, Dholavira and Adichanallur,'' she said while presenting Union Budget in the Lok Sabha.
She also announced allocation of Rs 35,600 crore for nutrition related programmes for 2020-21.
The Minister said Indian Institute of Heritage and Culture will be established under Ministry of Culture.
Ms Sitharaman said the government will soon bring out a policy to enable private sector to build Data Centre Parks in the country.
Clean air is a matter of concern in large cities, she said. ''I propose to encourage states to formulate and implement plans to ensure clean air. Allocation for this purpose is Rs 4,400 crore,'' she stated.
India will host G-20 presidency in the year 2022 and Rs 100 crore have been allocated for preparation, she said, making another announcement. (UNI)