The Mizoram Government and the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Ltd has inked a pact to promote tourism and boost investment in Mizoram.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed during a business summit and roadshow held in Aizawl on Thursday.
This was informed in an official press statement released on Friday.
The summit, which was a sequence of the business summit and roadshow held in Mumbai in January which was attended by Mizoram Governor Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma.
Speaking at that summit, the Governor had said that the tourism and agro market potential of Mizoram were worth exploring wherein more industrial states like Maharashtra and the corporate houses can help.
He had also emphasized on developing a few big tourism modes within Mizoram that would lead to further infrastructural developments and employment generation and had highlighted a few strong key sectors where more investments could pour in.
Sharma had said that the best practices of cooperative societies in Maharashtra could be emulated to move away from subsistence farming to a more profitable and commercial one.
He had also laid emphasis on roping in the film makers and producers to explore the pristine nature of the State and involvement of the community while also giving a cosmopolitan outlook to the State.
The Mizoram Governor had also urged the civil society to welcome and cope with the changing dynamics and had said that the government is working towards ease of doing business and looked forward to the outcome of the roadshow.
Maharashtra Tourism Director and joint Managing Director of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Limited, Ashutosh Rathod had then said that his government and businesses in Maharashtra are eager to form synergies with Mizoram.
Mizoram Horticulture Minister P C Lalthanliana while lauding the initiatives of the Governor and the efforts of the Indian Chamber of Commerce said the north-eastern region is a powerhouse in terms of trade and investments.
He also highlighted the unique selling points (USPs) of several horticulture crops grown in the State which he termed as organic by default.
Development of forward-backward linkages, logistic improvements, food processing and value addition are the sectors which he considered need improvement.