Chandubi is an important part in tourism map: CM
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 3: Stating that Chandubi holds a special importance in the state’s tourism map, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today said that the government would take all necessary steps to improve tourism infrastructure in the area so that the tural beauty of the place receives exposure at the tiol and intertiol levels.
Taking part in the Chandubi Mela held at Chandubi in the city outskirts as the chief guest today, Sonowal said that to highlight Assam as a top tourism destition globally places like Chandubi would be developed so that tourism potential of these places can be harnessed.
Terming the recent signing of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra as a brand ambassador of Assam Tourism as a step in the right direction, Chief Minister Sonowal said the rich flora and fau and biodiversity hotspots of the state need global promotion and a movie icon like Chopra would help the government in attracting the increased tourism traffic to the state. A tourism circuit in the state is being mooted keeping in mind various indigenous festivals and the government is making all efforts to promote the state’s tourism potential in a big way, Sonowal said. The Chief Minister also said that a proposal of Rs 20 crore is also being considered by the government to develop tourism potential of Chandubi Lake and its neighbouring areas.
“Roads are important to speed up development in an area and hence the road from Rajapara to Chandubi would be considered for according state highway status to giving fillip to the road communication in the area.” Sonowal said. A skill development centre would be set up at Rajapara area so that local youths can be engaged meaningfully in tourism sector by imparting communication skills, Sonowal infromed. He also said that the story of origin of the Chandubi Lake as the result of Big Earthquake of 1897 and the biodiversity of the place can be best explained by the local youth to tourists once they are ebled in communication skills.
Reiterating that traditiol skills of state passed from generation to generation have stood the people of the state in a good stead over the years, Sonowal said that the greater Assamese race must show resilience in the face of challenges to make Assam one of the best states in the country and work hard to obtain maximum benefit out of the available resources in a scientific manner. “Our farmers must strive hard to give a push to agricultural sector and the government has introduced Soil Health Cards to encourage farming in a scientific way so that production can be increased” Sonowal said.
Palasbari MLA Pranb Kalita, Chief Executive Member of Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council Tankeswar Rabha were present among others on the occasion.