Status: The government has identified 17 sites for development under the Iconic Tourism Sites Development Project. The idea is to develop these sites holistically by focusing on infrastructure and skill development, use of technology, attracting private investment, branding and marketing. However, no substantial progress has been made on the project. The government had even allocated Rs 130 crore for the project in FY-23 but it failed to utilise any of those funds. Similarly, no united, major step has been taken to upgrade the UNESCO heritage sites to international facilities. i ii iii iv v