Mizoram-Maharashtra sign deal to boost tourism

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Mizoram government have entered into an agreement to boost investment and develop tourism in the northeastern state.

“The tourism and agro-market potential of the state were worth exploring, for which more states like Maharashtra and corporate houses can help. The best practices of cooperative societies in Maharashtra could be emulated to move away from subsistence farming to a more profitable commercial one,” said Mizoram Governor Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma (retd).  The Governor also laid emphasis on roping in film makers and producers to explore the pristine nature of the state and involvement of the community while also giving a cosmopolitan outlook to the state.

“Maharashtra government and other business bodies in Maharashtra are eager to form synergies with Mizoram. Mizoram is shaping up its policy to be in sync with the Act-East Policy. Special attention would be given to people from Mizoram for medical care under the government’s medical tourism policy,” said Maharashtra Tourism Department Director Ashutosh Rathod, who is also the Joint Managing Director of MTDC.