Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Tuesday agreed in principle to provide 25 acres of land in National Capital Region to Union Tourism Ministry for setting up an Indian Culinary Institute in the state.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, here to review the working of tourism complexes in the state.

The Union Tourism Ministry had requested for 50 acres of land to set up the institute near Delhi.

The land would be provided with the condition that 50 percent seats in the institute would be reserved for students of Haryana, an official spokesman said.

Besides, the youth of the village, whose land would be provided for setting up the institute, would be provided employment in the institute, he said.


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