Ministry proposes special tourism package for North East

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) has asked the Finance Ministry to allot funds and special packages for the development of tourism in North Eastern states. The proposal for funds and package was confirmed by Department of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER)  Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday after a meeting with Union Tourism Minister Alphons Kannamthanam. As per reports, the ministers discussed about recognizing new projects stressing the development of tourism in Northeastern states.

The meetings are part of the regular Inter-Ministerial discussions regarding the development of the region. Minister Jitendra Singh said that the DoNER Ministry is providing financial aid for infrastructure projects relating to power, connectivity and water supply for encouraging tourism in the region under the North East Special Infrastructure Scheme (NESIDS). He rates this scheme highly and affirms that the scheme will be ahead of the existing schemes of Central and State governments in the region.

DoNER has also funded for preparing facilities at Nathu La, Sikkim for the accommodation of pilgrims going for Mansarovar Yatra. The Minister also confirmed on developing the tourists amenities at Majuli Island, Assam.