Madhya Pradesh emerged victorious by bagging maximum number of awards in National Tourism Awards 2010-11, which was conferred on 29 February 2012 in New Delhi by the president of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil. Madhya Pradesh won awards in four different categories closely followed by north eastern state Sikkim which bagged three awards at the award ceremony.
Madhya Pradesh won the National Tourism Award for the enhancement of tourism related infrastructure in the state. It also bagged award in Best Tourism Film and Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material category.
Rajsthan, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala also got their name figured in the list of award winners.
National Tourism Award is organised every year by the Tourism Ministry of India to recognise great efforts made in the field of promoting tourism in India.
At present, nearly six million foreigners visit India every year. The Indian government, by various initiatives it has taken to promote tourism in the country, is aiming to take this number to 11 million by 2016.