Kamal Nath wants to turn Madhya Pradesh into a Tourism State

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Have a tourism friendly attitude, design effective strategies, focus on creating job opportunities – Kamal Nath, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has instructed the concerned State authorities to encourage tourism friendly attitude and asked them to pay special attention on development of necessary infrastructure to make Madhya Pradesh a Tourism State.

While emphasising that the State government intends to create employment opportunities in the tourism sector, the Chief Minister underscored the importance of “mouth publicity” for promoting and marketing tourist destinations. The Chief Minister was reviewing strategies and future plans to harness the full potential of the tourism sector at a meeting held at Mantralaya here on Saturday, 26 May. Tourism Minister Surendra Singh Baghel was present.

The Chief Minister said that tourist circuits and a destination hub should be created in such a manner that a tourist could visit more than one tourist destination at a time. He also asked the authorities to arrange hassle-free helicopter service for tourists. This will save time and the tourists will be able to visit more places. He said that in order to boost the tourism industry, the tourism policy of all those States should be studied where tourism has become a lucrative business.

The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh offers all types of tourism from nature to heritage tourism. The need is to formulate a policy that could help speed up the progress of the tourism industry. This will benefit the local youth as there would be more job openeings in the tourism sector.

The Chief Minister said that better coordination is required in all government and non-government agencies in order to attract tourists. He also laid special stress on Tourism friendly behaviour.

Principal Secretary, Tourism Hari Ranjan Rao gave a detailed presentation on this occasion. State Chief Secretary S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Forest K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Anurag Jain and other senior officials were also present.

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