Minister for tourism, art & culture Bina Kak laid the foundation stone for a food craft institute at Sumerpur in Pali district on Monday. “A tourism-related institute in Pali is an apt choice in view of the fact that Sumerpur – Pali is emerging as an important tourism destination being near to Godwar, Marwar, Mewar, Sirohi and Jalore areas. The annual Godwar and Ranakpur festivals organized by the department of tourism have also given a big boost to tourism activities in this region.
the Food Craft Institute will provide appropriate training and culinary and catering skills to the students. As many as 150-200 students will get training as part of five diploma courses relating to restaurant, catering, front office, house keeping and bakery.
The state government had allotted land worth Rs 1.7 crore for the institute. The tourism department of the Union government will provide Rs 4.75 crore for the building, while the state government has sanctioned Rs 6 lakh per annum working capital for the initial years.