Agartala, Feb 01: The Tripura government has taken several initiatives to promote tourism in the state, including appointing former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly as the brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism in October last year. According to Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, the appointment of Sourav Ganguly has led to a significant increase in tourist arrivals and revenue in the state. The statistics presented by the minister for the three months of October, November, and December of the financial years 2022-23 and 2023-24 reflect this trend. In the financial year 2022-23, a total of 84,217 tourists visited the state in the three months, generating a revenue of ₹1.21 crore. In the financial year 2023-24, a total of 1,55,183 tourists visited the state in the same period, contributing ₹1.23 crore in revenue. The minister also highlighted the construction of 51 log huts in Chbimura to attract tourists. Of these, 41 log huts have already been opened, and the remaining 10 log huts will be operational soon. Additionally, the government has decided to start 11 homestays in the area adjacent to Narkelkunj and 04 homestays in Jampui Hills. The minister expressed hope that 11 homestays would be opened on February 12, 2024.