KBC Offline Quiz (August 30, 2021): Which state in India won the Best State Award for overall growth in tourism for the year 2017-18?

The options are:

1- Andhra Pradesh

2- Madhya Pradesh

3- Gujarat

4- Rajasthan

Answer: Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh bagged the top honour at the National Tourism Awards 2017-18, in September 2019. The award was presented by the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu. A total of 76 awards were given under various categories that year out of which Andhra Pradesh won the Best State Award for overall growth in the tourism category.  

Goa and Madhya Pradesh were the joint winners in the Adventure Tourism category, while Uttarakhand won the award for the Best Film Promotion-Friendly State.

The southern Indian state of Telangana won the award for the Best State for the innovative use of IT.

Speaking at award distributing ceremony, Vice President Naidu said doing business in India has become easier and more tourists are visiting the country.

Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel and Secretary-General of World Tourism Organisation Zurab Pololikashvili were also present at the event.

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