Maharashtra to frame new tourism policy

With an aim to increase the tourist inflow – both international and domestic – and to boost intra-state tourism, the state government of Maharashtra is planning to frame a new tourism policy.

“The government has categorised tourists visiting the Maharashtra as international, Indian and those from the State. The government is presently working on creating its own tourism policy,” said Minister Jaykumar Rawal.

Maharashtra now has five out of the 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. “An independent heritage policy would be drawn up to conserve forts and monuments in the State,” the minister added.

The tourism policy will include concession in land prices, stamp duty, GST rates, electricity rates, and extra Floor Space Index for those setting up tourist infrastructure.