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World Tourism Day: Maha CM inaugurates boat club, grape park

World Tourism Day: Maha CM inaugurates boat club, grape park
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Mumbai, Sep 27 (PTI) On World Tourism Day, Maharashtra

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated a boat club and

grape park in Nashik and a complex built in Kharghar in

neighbouring Navi Mumbai by the state tourism department.

He also launched a data bank titled ''Maharashtra

Tourism - Something for Everyone'', which contains information

about tourism sites, pilgrim centres, agriculture tourism,

UNESCO world heritage sites, airports, hotels, restaurants,

resorts etc in the state.

He was speaking at his official residence Varsha

during a tourism e-function on Sunday.

The CM said he had aerially photographed Maharashtra

several times and its beauty was phenomenal and ought to reach

the world, adding that the endeavor of his government was to

make the state the "number one tourist destination in the

country".

He said it was not just enough developing tourist

sites but related infrastructure too has to be developed.

State Revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat said eight

crore people visited the country every year and Maharashtra

has potential to showcase agri tourism, jungles of Vidarbha

and the Konkan coast.

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said

Nashik is one of the main pilgrim centres of the country and

claimed the boat club and grape park would boost tourist

footfalls.

State Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray said a plan

had been made to boost agri-tourism and informed that the Taj

group of hotels was building a tourism centre in Konkan.

He said Chipi airport (in Sindhudurg) and two 5-star

hotels will come up soon, and the beach shack policy of the

government would also attract tourists.

"Caravan tourism and adventure tourism policy is being

worked upon. Efforts are on to tie up with forest, water

resources departments for eco-tourism, bird observation,

trekking, cycling initiatives etc," he said. PTI MR

BNM BNM


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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