Keshopur Chhamb (Gurdaspur), Jan 29 (PTI) Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today said a wetland circuit will be formed in the state to boost tourism. Also Read - MP Minister Climbs Atop 50-Ft High Swing For Better Phone Signal, Video Goes Viral | Watch

Speaking at the festival of ‘Migratory Birds’, Sidhu said Punjab is the favourite spot of migratory birds as there are around 25-30,000 migratory birds at Keshopur Chhamb and more than 70,000 at Harike Pattan. Also Read - Manipur Foundation Day 2021: Best 5 Places to visit in Manipur During Winter - Imphal, Thoubal, Ukhrul, Senapati, Bishnupur

“A wetland circuit will be formed in the state for bird lovers. All the wetlands will be made attractive for the tourists,” said Sidhu here. Also Read - Foundation Day 2021 Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya: Know Date, Significance and History of this Day

The minister announced that next year a world photography contest will be held at the wetlands for which eminent photographers from popular TV channels such as Discovery, National Geographic and Animal Planet will be invited.

He said eco-friendly towers will be installed at Keshopur Chhamb for wildlife photographers and bird lovers.

Sidhu said Punjab is the second state after Manipur to implement cultural policy and now efforts are on in full swing to frame a tourism policy.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.