Jaipur: The tourism department of Rajasthan government and UNESCO have signed an MoU to promote the heritage and culture of Western Rajasthan. As per the MoU, 10 new tourism destinations which are rich with culture and heritage will be promoted and a new tourism circuit for Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner will be developed.
The MoU was signed on Wednesday in presence of senior UNESCO officials and tourism minister Vishvendra Singh. A 42-month target to complete the project has been set.
“Under the project, we will promote local festivals, celebrations and fairs. The tourists will be provided the facility of home stay. The project will help promote the local arts and culture,” said Vishvendra Singh.
He added that over 2000 local artists will benefit from the project and their art will get global recognition.
“Many rural areas in Jodhpur, Barmer, Bikaner and Jaisalmer are known for different types of local art, music and handicraft. The MoU will pave the way for creation of jobs and promotion the skills of local artists on a global scale,” said the minister.
He added that the work on the project will begin immediately and will be completed in 3-4 years.