Center should facilitate communication infrastructure improvement to boost tourism: Maharaj
Friday, 16 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
The State’s Tourism and Culture minister Satpal Maharaj has urged the Central Government for wide publicity of the tourist places of Uttarakhand and help the state government to improve the system of connectivity, telecommunication and internet in remote areas of the state.
In a virtual meeting of the Tourism ministers of all states headed by Union Tourism and Culture minister Prahlad Patel, Maharaj also discussed the measures being taken to revive tourism in the state. This video conference was called by the Tourism Ministry to consider further strategies to bring tourism back on track after the Covid-19 pandemic.
In order to restore tourism in Uttarakhand, Maharaj said that there is huge potential for tourism in Uttarakhand. Expecting cooperation from the Government of India to improve the system of connectivity, telecommunication and internet in remote areas of Uttarakhand, he said that if this is done, the people of rural areas can also avail the government schemes online. He said that the Central Government should also help in developing the tourism spots of Uttarakhand. As a large geographical area is under forest cover, there is considerable scope for eco-tourism here. Maharaj said that people still have religious faith in the Bugyals (high altitude alpine meadows) in Uttarakhand. Commercial activities have been stopped, but people also come there to worship Anchari, fairies and deities. All this is still valid under religious belief. He informed that in the coming time, the tourism department is going to build Shakta and Vaishnav circuits. At the same time, the state is also promoting Himalayan immunity-boosting food. The State government has prepared menus for Himalayan immunity-boosting food in all categories of hotels and now everyone can enjoy Garhwali and Kumaoni food in these hotels. Maharaj further informed that work is going on for the development of Mahabharata circuit, Ramayana circuit and revival of Sita Mata temple in the state.
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