Lucknow: A controversy has broken out over a new booklet released by the Uttar Pradesh government to mark six months of Yogi Adityanath in power which does not mention the Taj Mahal.
The brochure was released by Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna.
It catalogues tourist destinations like the temple in Gorakhpur. Also, it mentions plans for new attractions like a tour of monuments and locations central to the Ramayana.
However, one of the seven wonders of the world is absent from the list.
But later, after reports in a section of the media regarding the Taj Mahal, the state tourism ministry issued a press release detailing a number of projects it had initiated for the Taj Mahal and areas around it.
An official release said that the UP government had proposed a slew of tourism projects worth Rs 370 crore, around half of which is meant for the Taj Mahal and its surrounding areas.
"Tourism projects worth Rs 370 crore are proposed, under which schemes worth Rs 156 crore are meant for the Taj Mahal and its surrounding areas in Agra," the release read.
The proposal for the projects have been prepared in consultation with the World Bank and submitted to the Union government for approval, which is expected within the next three months, the release read.
(With PTI inputs)