Arunachal Pradesh gradually becoming one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world
Published on : Saturday, May 7, 2022
Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said that the state is gradually becoming one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world, due to its rich bio-biodiversity.
“Arunachal has all the required potential to become a major tourist hotspot, especially in adventure tourism sector, and the state government is giving all efforts to boost the same,” said Mein.
The deputy CM flagged off the second edition of Trans Arunachal Drive from the Pangsau Pass in Changlang district on Thursday, and said that the Arunachal government has increased the fund distribution under the Chief Minister Paryatan Yojana (CMPVY) from Rs. 4 crore in 2021-22 to Rs. 8 crore in 2022-23 for boosting tourism.
The CMPVY is a value-added subsidy scheme by which funds are arranged by the state government for opening homestays, restaurants, bakery, food courts and adventure sports.
Mein said that Arunachal is promoting homestays across the state under the scheme for initiating affordable and comfortable accommodation for tourists. Tourists can also become familiar with the local culture and cuisine while staying at these homestays.
The deputy CM further said that the well-known pilgrimage site Parshuram Kund in Lohit district would beadvanced into a major tourist destination, and the 7 Lakes Trek in Dibang Valley district and the trekking trail towards Glaw Lake in Lohit have the prospective of becoming one of the top tourist destinations for adventure lovers.
Regarding the memorandum submitted by the villagers regarding re-opening the Indo-Myanmar market via Pangsau Pass, Mein guaranteed to take up the matter at the highest level.
Organized by Arunachal’s department of tourism as a part of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign, the Trans Arunachal Drive seeks to highlight the tourist attractions, destinations and biodiversity of Arunachal along with promotion of adventure tourism.
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