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The Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment and MP from Telangana , Bandaru Dattatreya today said Telengana has a rich and unique identity of possessing a traditional tribal culture. This tribal belt extends for nearly two hundred kilometer between Nagarjunasagar Dam and Srisailam , he explained. These tribes and their rich ethnic art, culture and traditions can help to promote tourism in the region.

He met the Union Minister of State for Culture \, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma in New Delhi to discuss the prospects of promoting tourism in the state of Telangana. Mr Dattatreya was accompanied by Chairman of Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC), Pervaram Ramulu. They discussed the potential of promoting tourism in the newly created State of Telengana. Ramulu explained that Telengana is also known for the tiger reserves and wildlife especially in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) area.

Appreciating Dattatreya’s views, Dr. Mahesh Sharma agreed that the state of Telangana should be extended all possible help to promote tourism which will also help generate income and employment for the local people. He also said that the Prime Minister ,Narendra Modi has also been laying emphasis on the State of Telengana for looking at possibilities of developing it with a new vision. The Tourism Ministry will make all efforts to ensure that Telengana is developed as a tourist destination and its potential will be explored very soon, Dr Mahesh Sharma added.