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National Informatics Centre: Special Package for Development of Tourism in North East India

2012-12-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — National Informatics Centre: Special Package for Development of Tourism in North East 

The following special package has been prepared by the Government for development of tourism in North East Region, including Assam: –

i. Provision of complimentary space to the North Eastern States in India Pavilions set up at major International Travel Fairs and Exhibitions.

ii. Relaxation in Leave Travel Concession (LTC) norms for Central Government employees.

iii. 10% of the annual plan allocation of the Ministry of Tourism mandatorily earmarked for releasing Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to the North Eastern States.

iv. 100% CFA for organizing fairs & festivals allowed only to the North Eastern States & the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

The following steps have been taken by the Government to promote tourism in the North East Region including Assam: –

i. Releasing television campaigns on various TV Channels.

ii. A separate section on the North East Region included on the promotional website of the Ministry of Tourism www.incredibleindia.org.

iii. The North East Region has been the theme of the India Pavilion at the South Asian Travel & Tourism Exchange (SATTE) organized annually in New Delhi for the past few years.

iv. Publicity material produced and distributed widely through Indiatourism offices inIndia and overseas.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Tourism

Sh. K.Chiranjeevi in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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Samir/rv