The Centre has sanctioned an amount of Rs 545.34 crore to bring an overall development of travel and tourism sector in Northeast. It is also exploring possibilities to rope in private players in this sector.
An amount of Rs 98.35 was sanctioned for Assam during 2016 -17 for heritage circuit development of Tezpur –Majuli -Sibsagar, under Heritage circuit project.
Similarly, an amount of Rs 99.13 crore was sanctioned for Meghalaya for circuit development of Umiam Lake view – Ulum Sohpetbneng-Mawdiangdiang orchid lake resort in Meghalaya under Swadesh Darshan scheme.
An amount of Rs 53.80 crore was sanctioned for Manipur. An amount of Rs 95.32 crore was sanctioned for Sikkim. Rs 99.67 crore was sanctioned for Nagaland and Rs 99.07 crore was sanctioned for Mizoram.
“The Ministry of Tourism, however, extends Central Financial Assistance for projects submitted by the concerned state government in accordance with the existing scheme guidelines,” a senior official from the Ministry of Tourism said.
“Consisting of eight states, northeast India has some real surprise for the travelers. The not much explored part of India offers a lot of choices for all the segments. The region has its own charm and the travel industry has a lot of expectations from the region,” said Sanjeet, DDP Director.
DDP recognises the heros in the field of travel and tourism.
The DDP earlier organized Award felicitation programme in Guwahati recognizing unsung heroes and bringing them all to the main stream of tourism.
“We have done the awards in Guwahati and we look forward to be there again,” said Sanjeet.
The DDP had recently organized a North India Travel Awards, honouring the leaders of the travel and tourism industry in the region.
The Travel Awards was a platform to recognise and encourage the leaders and innovators of the tourism industry in the region.
The event was graced by Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation Vijay Goel.