The urban development minister, Sudhir Sharma, on Saturday informed that Rs 31 crore would be spent on beautification and creating infrastructural facilities for tourism in the Dharamsala town.
"Dharamsala has been adjudged among the most beautiful destinations in north-India and the state has sanctioned a scheme for beautification and creating infrastructural facilities in the hill-town," said Sharma, while presiding over an annual prize distribution function at Government College of Teacher Education (GCTE) in Dharamsala.
He said that under the scheme, the tourism department would develop cemented pathways, parks, modern lighting system and underground dustbins in the entire town.
"From security point of view, CCTV will be installed in Dharamsala and adjoining areas, including McLeodganj, Dharamkot, Naddi, Bhagsu Nag, Tota Rani, and other nearby suburbs, in the next fiscal year," said Sharma.
The minister added that the state government had also announced to open a football academy in Dharamsala to promote sports. Meanwhile, he conferred awards on students who excelled in academics and sports.
The minister also assured to complete all the development projects for the GCTE by next fiscal year. Earlier, Sharma presided over the closing ceremony of annual Indru Nag fair. He also paid obeisance at famous Hindu shrine, Chamunda temple, on the occasion of Ram Navmi.