Meghalaya Receives Green Ribbon Champion Award
This award aims to felicitate individuals and prominent Indian enterprises for their significant contributions to the cause of a green planet
NEW DELHI: The northeastern state of Meghalaya received the Green Ribbon Champion Award and the health minister of the state, Ampareen Lyngdoh accepted the award from the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri during the prize distribution event.
This award aims to felicitate individuals and prominent Indian enterprises for their significant contributions to the cause of a green planet. It also aims to highlight the importance of sustainability and commitment to a clean and green environment for businesses across industries.
Receiving the award, the minister spoke about the natural beauty of her state along with the stunning landscape and the community participation in terms of conservation of the natural resources.
Previously Meghalaya's Tourism Minister, Paul Lyngdoh, had reassured that the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state will not deter tourists from visiting. Lyngdoh offered Israel as an example to support his claim, highlighting that despite Israel's stringent visitor policies, the country's tourism sector is flourishing. The minister stressed that in a similar fashion, the introduction of the much-sought ILP in Meghalaya would not negatively impact the state's tourism industry. He pointed out that Israel, despite being a challenging country for visitors to access, ranks among the world's top earners in terms of tourism revenue.
“Israel is a very difficult country to access by visitors, but looking at their tourism revenues it is among the top in the world,” said Lyngdoh. Lyngdoh also went on to draw parallels between Israel's VISA system and the ILP system adopted in various Northeastern states, noting that Israel's VISA system is way more rigorous than the ILP system in some states. “Their VISA system is more rigorous than the ILP in some of the states,” stated the Meghalaya tourism minister.