Sarbananda Sonowal presents sanction letters, gadgets to tourism beneficiaries
In a move to give a fillip to the State's tourism, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday handed over sanction letters to 34 beneficiaries under the 'Amar Alohi' scheme.
GUWAHATI: In a move to give a fillip to the State's tourism, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday handed over sanction letters to 34 beneficiaries under the 'Amar Alohi' scheme. He at the same time distributed electronic gadgets to the beneficiaries under 'Parjyatan Sarothi' scheme at a programme held at an area adjacent to Deepor Beel. Sonowal also inaugurated a service of the country boats in Deepor Beel.
It may be noted that 'Amar Alohi' village homestay scheme was launched to infuse self-sufficiency among the educated unemployed youths of the State. The main objective of the scheme is to facilitate accommodation and food to the tourists in the rural areas. Under this scheme, stilt houses will be built in sync with natural milieu of the state with a financial outlay of Rs. 10 lakh of which 80 per cent will be borne by the State government as subsidy. Moreover, under 'Parjyatan Sarothi' scheme, around 5,000 people engaged in tourism will be given electronic gadgets with an app 'Awe Assam' for facilitating on line booking etc, stated a release.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that considered as a hot bed of eco-tourism and bio-diversity, Assam has immense potential towards tourism. Therefore, in a bid to utilize the potential of this sector science and technology have to be used. He also said that to attract the attention of seven hundred crore people across the globe, the tourists' sites of Assam will have to be developed maintaining the sanctity of their peripheries. He also said that State government under the scheme called 'Uttaran' Rs. 10 crore has been sanctioned and asked the Forests and Environment and Tourism department to unitedly build a roadmap for the promotion of tourism surrounding Deepor Beel. Speaking on the occasion, ATDC Chairman Jayanta Malla Baruah gave a brief of all the projects taken by the State government for the development of tourism in Assam. He also said that the department would launch 'Parjatan Sanjivani' within a few days.
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