HospitalityBiz India
Hotels FoodService Operations Ministry Associations Equipment Editorial HR Technology Technology Advisory Board Community
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter instagram
    Home > Ministry
MINISTRY

Mizoram has the potential to become a model Tourist Destination: Prime Minister

PM says the new NESIDS scheme will fill the gap in creation of physical infrastructure in sectors like tourism

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 18:25 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff|New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mizoram has all the potential to emerge as a model Tourist Destination in the North East considering its advantages such as high literacy rate, scenic beauty and availability of large English-speaking populatio. The Prime Minister was speaking at Aizawl, Mizoram after dedicating the Tuirial Hydro Electric Power Project to the nation. 


The State offers significant scope for adventure tourism, cultural tourism, eco-tourism, wild-life tourism, and community-based rural tourism. If developed well, tourism can emerge as the biggest employer in the state, Prime Minister said. The Union Government has sanctioned two tourism projects worth Rs 194 crore for Mizoram in the last 2 years, to promote eco-tourism and adventure tourism. The Central government has already released Rs 115 crore for implementation of these projects, he informed.

The Prime Minister also spoke on the government decision yesterday to launch a 100% Centrally funded Infrastructure development scheme, North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) to fill the gaps in creation of physical infrastructure in key sectors including tourism, water supply, connectivity, etc.

The new Scheme will be 100 percent centrally funded as against the NLCPR, where 10 percent contribution had to come from the State Governments. The Central Government will be providing Rs 5300 Crore to North Eastern States under the Scheme over the next three years, the PM said.

 
Print News Email News Back
Bookmark to Add to NewsvineNewsvine Bookmark with del.icio.usdel.icio.us Digg ItDigg
Add RSS to Add to Google Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe
 POST A COMMENT
* Name :    
* Email :    
* Message :  
   
 
CoverStory
Analysis
 
  Premium Italian furniture brand Flou opens flagship store in Delhi
  Philips Lighting adds one more LightLounge with Hue Premium Zone concept in Bengaluru
 
weekly
Receive the best of Hospitality content in your mailbox.
Weekly e-Newsletter
Events Calendar
OTM
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai
January 18-20, 2018
SATTE
Pragati Maidan New Delhi
January 31 to February 2, 2018
Events
 
 
people
interview
newappoint
expert
© Copyright 2016 Saffron Synergies Pvt Ltd
HOME   |   ABOUT US   |   CONTACT US   |   FEEDBACK   |   DISCLAIMER   |   SITE MAP   |   ARCHIVES