Immense global level tourism possibilities in Madhya Prdesh: CM Chouhan
are clear for arrival of Asiatic lions at Palpur-Kuno in Sheopura district from
Gujarat following court decision. Thus, Palpur-Kuno will become centre of
attraction for tourists from around the world. Chief Minister Chouhan has
directed to chalk out a detailed action plan to put Madhya Pradesh on world
immense global level tourism possibilities in Madhya Pradesh during a review
meeting of Tourism and Culture departments here on Wednesday, Chouhan directed
to establish identity of Madhya Pradesh through international level schemes.
Events like Khajuraho dance festival, Bhagoriya Utsav and Tansen Samaroh need
to be expanded further and marketed internationally.
He said that
world-level publicity should be undertaken about immense global level tourism
possibilities in Madhya Pradesh. Bharat Bhavan should not be confined within
any realm and outstanding talents of arts, literature, music and drama should
be invited to it from all over the world.
Minister directed to initiate steps to provide jobs to youths in tourism
sector. He said that Madhya Pradesh has its unique culture, nature and
spiritualism. This information should be disseminated to all tourism-related
people in the world. This will facilitate international tourists to chalk out
their tourism plans. He said that detailed publicity plans should be chalked
out to promote tourism. There is no dearth of budget. He directed to identity
and develop new tourism destinations.
Narmada-Kshipra Link Project, he said that a tourism spot can be developed at
confluence of Narmada and Kshipra. New areas like Madai and Palpur-Kuno can be
given global identity. Similarly, Chorna, Ratapani and beautiful jungle areas
near Bhopal can also be developed as tourist attraction. Golf courses are being
proposed at Sanchi and Khajuraho. Bhopal’s historic building Taj Mahal will
also be readied for tourism without interfering with its archaeological status.
A floating restaurant will be introduced in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park,
Indore. The Chief Minister directed to start tourism activities in Sagar Island
Minister directed for special efforts to make Bharat Bhavan an international
centre for displaying arts again. He said that novel and creative efforts are
needed to establish global identity of Bharat Bhavan.
It was informed
at the meeting that tourist arrival in the state was about 10 lakh in year 2006,
which has reached 5 crore 30 lakh. Madhya Pradesh is pioneer in implementation
of “Hunar Se Rozgar” scheme. About 3.50 thousand youths have got job in tourism
sector in the state. Ayurvedic Health Centre will be constructed in 10 acres at
Pachmarhi. Additional units of Madhya Pradesh Tourism have been set up at
Choral, Mandsaur and Tamiya.
A 100-day action
plan has been chalked out to promote tourism. Final touch is being given to 20
tourism schemes for giving new identity of tourism in the state. Strategy has
been chalked out for wide publicity of international level events by fixing
dates. Palpur-Kuno sanctuary is being developed from eco-tourism point of view.
It was also informed that a new website of Tourism Department will be prepared
in early 2014. It will contain facility of virtual tour of Sanchi, Orchha,
Khajuraho and other tourist destinations.