KOTTAYAM: Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Minister for Tourism, has said that the government would soon give shape to a master plan for Kumarakom, one of the most favourite tourism destinations in the country, to ensure the sustainable development of the spot.
Speaking on the occasion of the formal inauguration of a garbage treatment plant at Kumarakom on Wednesday, Mr. Balakrishnan said the master plan, to be drawn up by architects of international repute, would be on the lines of the proposed master plan for Munnar.
According to him, the State government will invest Rs.600 crore in tourism sector during the current financial year.
The government was fully aware of the dangers of indiscriminate developmental activities in the tourism sector and as such, it has been decided to go in for planned development in the sector so that the industry could have sustainable development in the State, he said.
The development of Bakel in Kasaragode district was an example of planned development, he said and added that the three resorts that have been planned at Bakel would start functioning shortly.