Baghel reviews work of Tourism Deptt

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jan 2019 11:18:54


Staff Reporter,

Tourism and Narmada Valley Development Minister Surendra Singh Baghel said that, to develop tourism as a profitable business, work from a professional perspective. Referring to manifesto, he said that, immediate implementation of its points should be ensured. Baghel was reviewing the Tourism Department in the Paryatan Bhavan on Thursday.

Baghel said that our work culture should be such that it becomes exemplary for others. Laying emphasis on professional efficiency, he said that, the facilities should be developed at tourist spots keeping in mind small children.
Tourism Minister Baghel said that result-oriented work should be done as per Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s expectations. There is a wide scope for employment and investment in tourism sector. Baghel also reviewed the work, activities, schemes and projects of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and Tourism Corporation.

Adventure and Camping Policy ready: Principal Secretary Tourism Hariranjan Rao said during the presentation that, in the tourism sector, 78 jobs are created on an investment of Rs 10 lakh, which is more than other areas.
In view of this, efforts are on to increase investment in the tourism sector.  An ‘Adventure and Camping Policy’ has been prepared in the State. The speciality of Madhya Pradesh Tourism is being promoted globally for which digital marketing, social media platforms are being used.

Global participation is being ensured at International Travels Mart and National Travels Mart. Proper information is available on the internet about Madhya Pradesh Tourism. Brochures have been published in foreign languages. The emphasis is on destination-based promotion. Work on Wildlife, Buddhist, Heritage, Eco Circuit in Government of India’s Swadesh Darshan Yojana and ‘Prasad’ scheme in Omkareshwar is being implemented. 22 watershed areas have been notified for Water Tourism. More than 22,000 students from 7,359 schools took part in Tourism Quiz.

Minister Baghel apprised himself with the online hotel booking system and feedback process. He also held discussion on making District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) more active. Principal Secretary Tourism Hariranjan Rao, Managing Director Tourism Corporation T Illaya Raja and Additional Managing Director Bhavna Valimbe besides officials of Tourism Board and Tourism Corporation were present.