Mizoram working on new tourism policy
The Mizoram government is working on a new tourism policy, which will aim at enhancing livelihood of people, North East Now has reported. The new policy will make way for more funding support from the Centre and other stakeholders, the report said quoting an official.
A draft of the new policy will be circulated among the various government departments for assessment, and it is expected to be tabled during the next Assembly session after approval from the State Cabinet.
“Though the government has an existing tourism policy, we are drafting a new one known as Mizoram Responsible Tourism Policy, 2020, to meet present requirements,” Mizoram tourism minister Robert Romawia Royte said.
He said a restructured tourism policy is crucial to receive funds from the Centre and other funding partners. The draft has already been shared with tour operators, ticket agents and hotel owners, said the North East Now report.
A total of 1,61,677 tourists from within India and abroad visited Mizoram during 2019, a state tourism department official said.