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‘Development of View Points in North East Region’ projects approved

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 8: Union Ministry of Tourism has approved ‘Development of View Points in the North East Region’ projects at 22 scenic locations of the Northeast region “for giving a fillip to tourism in the NER”.
This information was shared by Union Minister of Tourism G Kishan Reddy in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
The Ministry has also identified and forwarded a list of 25 tourist sites which could be taken as pilot project for formation of a separate police unit in the States/UTs; set up a 24×7 multi-lingual tourist info helpline in 12 languages; and adopted a code of conduct for safe & honourable tourism.
According to a PIB release, the Market Development Assistance Scheme has been revised to include online promotions for the North Eastern Region (NER) and to enhance the extent of financial assistance permissible under the scheme.
“The Ministry also provides financial assistance to North Eastern States, which include assistance for development of tourist infrastructure, promotion of fairs/festivals and tourism related events, information technology related projects, publicity campaigns, human resource development, market research etc”, it stated.
The Northeast region is also the focus area of the RCS-UDAN launched to facilitate/stimulate regional air connectivity, it added. Under the scheme, 18 routes in the NER are operational.
Ministry of Railways has also upgraded its infrastructure in the Northeast by way of gauge conversion, introduction of Vista Dome coaches and upgradation of stations.
(Page News Service)