Bhopal : Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tourism Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel said at a departmental review meeting that adventure and water tourism activities in tourism sector should be expanded. He said that Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board has identified 80 sites in the camping policy. Shri Baghel directed to start light and sound show in famous tourist spots Mandu and Sanchi.

Principal Secretary, Tourism Shri Hari Ranjan Rao told in a presentation during the meeting that the Tourism Board has prepared a camping policy. He told that city walk has been successfully organized in 11 places under City Walk Festival. A Go Heritage Run will be organized soon in Mandu, Pachmarhi and Khajuraho. Madhya Pradesh is fast becoming a film producers’ favourite. Shooting of five films is currently going on in different places and at different times in the state. Various infrastructure development works are being undertaken under the Prasad Yojana in Omkareshwar.

It was told at the meeting that world famous tourist site Khajuraho has been identified by Government of India as an iconic site. Khajuraho-New Delhi route has been included in the UDAN scheme. In the form of UNESCO Creative City, Bhopal has been proposed as Museum, Gwalior to Music, Chanderi as Textile and Indore has been proposed as Cuisine City.

The meeting included a presentation on possibilities in heritage promotion and heritage sector and the activities being undertaken under the camping policy and various circuits. The proposed Narmada Parikrama Tourism Plan was also discussed at the meeting. Additional Managing Director of Tourism Board Smt. Bhavna Valimbe along with officials of Tourism Board and Tourism Corporation were also present during the meeting.