MP Tourism gets ‘industry’ status
Approving the Madhya Pradesh ‘Tourism policy’ the state cabinet on Tuesday accorded
the status of ‘industry’ to tourism. Provision has also been made for subsidy
to heritage hotels.
if a private building is converted into and run as a heritage hotel by the
building owner or any other investor, then 25 per cent subsidy or Rs 1.50
crore, whichever is less, will be payable on capital investment expenditure.
The subsidy will be given when an investor would have run the heritage hotel
for one year after developing it as heritage hotel and would have been
classified as a heritage hotel by the Hotel and Restaurants Approval and
policy also provides for subsidy to investors on construction of budget hotels
at prominent religious places. If such a hotel is constructed on the
departmental land bank, then 20 per cent subsidy or Rs 50 lakh,
whichever is less, will be payable.
budget hotel will be eligible for subsidy/exemption only when 50 or more room
are built in it and rent is not more than Rs 2,000 per day
per room. Eligibility of subsidy/exemptions on construction of dormitory will
be given only when minimum 100 beds are available in it and per bed rent is not
for giving subsidy on capital expenditure have been made when the Tourism
Department invites investors to construct a hotel/resort at a tourist
destination where desired lodging facilities are not available.
priority, big convention centres will be built at Bhopal and Indore and
medium-level centres at Jabalpur and Gwalior. To ensure that desired
permissions about tourism projects are received soon, clearances will be given
by TRIFAC on projects worth
Rs 10 crore or more.
policy provides for ensuring 24-hour power supply at prominent tourism
destinations. Bar licence related provisions have also been made. The policy
provides for giving fillip to weekend tourism.