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Monday, 19 August, 2019, 14 : 00 PM [IST]

Assam sanctions INR 300cr for tourism; exploring possibility to host Filmfare Awards

The Assam government has said that INR 300 crore has been sanctioned to promote the state as a global tourist destination, reports G Plus. Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, took to Twitter to announce, “We have sanctioned Rs. 300 crore to Assam Tourism in the Assam Budget 2019. To promote the state as a global tourist destination, for the 1st time we are exploring the possibility of hosting the @Filmfare Awards in Guwahati".

It is to be mentioned that earlier in July, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Finance and Health Minister, Assam has informed in a Tweet that actress and singer Priyanka Chopra is no longer with the Assam government as her contract has expired.

Priyanka Chopra was made the brand ambassador of Assam Tourism for two years, starting on December 19, 2016. (Source: G Plus)
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