Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Jan. 10 -- : Madhya Pradesh is set to launch Responsible Tourism (RT) on the lines of the Kerala government's initiatives that strive to make tourism a tool for the development of villages and local communities.

Kerala Tourism's RT Mission will implement the project in the central Indian state under a 16-point programme and an official agreement in this regard is scheduled to be signed on January 13, said the Kerala government in a statement.

On the eve of the ceremony, a high-level delegation from Bhopal will begin a week's tour of Kerala to gather first-hand knowledge about RT in the state. The 13-member team is to be led by Madhya Pradesh Tourism and Culture Department Minister Usha Thakur.

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