The State Government is geared up with a number of new ventures to acquire tourist attraction to the cultural bequest of Kerala. As part of this, the Department of Cultural Affairs is ready to set up cultural complexes and museums in every district. D700 crore (D50 crore for each complex) has been granted by the administration and along with this a consultancy agency consortium of Price water house Coopers (PwC) and Mahindra Engineering Services has also been appointed to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR).
The department has finalised seven sites which include Kollam Ashramam Maidan, Tripunithura in Ernakulam, Thrissur Sakthan Thampuran Nagar, near Kottakunnu Park in Malappuram, Yakkara Village in Palakkad, Peermade in Idukki and Ambalathara village in Kasaragod. The construction work will commence by April-May.