The Centre has selected Sikkim the 'best performing state' in the country alongwith Madhya Pradesh for the year 2006-07 for promotion of tourism and building infrastructure in this regard.
A jury comprising representatives of the Union Ministry of Tourism and Industry picked Sikkim and Madhya Pradesh for the award of best performing state in the sphere of tourism on the basis of research and survey of infrastructure development in tourism sector across the country, an official release said today.
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee would present the award to Sikkim Tourism minister R.B. Subba at a ceremony in New Delhi on February 27 next, the release said.
The Pawan Kumar Chamling government has improved road connectivity to various tourist places across the state which has lured a large number of visitors from the country and abroad.
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