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Jharkhand's New Tourism Policy

  • 25 Jul 2022
  • 3 min read

Why In News?

  • On July 24, 2022, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren launched jharkhand's new tourism policy in New Delhi.

Key Points

  • The Chief Minister has talked about providing special packages to the investors under this new tourism policy of Jharkhand, under which the state government will give a special package to the investors on the basis of 'first first serve'. At the same time, investors are also being given a variety of incentives, under which the following benefits will be given:
    • Capital investment is being given 20-25% subsidy up to a limit of Rs 10 crore.
    • A discount of 75% of Net SGST will be given for 5 years.
    • There will be no stamp duty and electricity duty for 5 years.
    • Special provisions have been made in the policy for women, SC, ST and divyangs.
    • A single window system has been created for investments and incentives.
  • The Chief Minister said that under the new tourism policy, religious places like Deoghar, Parasnath, Madhuban and Itkhori would be beautified besides providing civic amenities to them.
  • To promote eco-tourism, the work of development of Latehar-Netarhat-Betla, Chandil-Dalma-Mirchaiya-Getelsud eco-circuit is in progress, connecting tourism activities with nature. Rest house facilities will be made available at these places for the tourists to stay.
  • Experience of the glorious culture of the state The emphasis is being laid on organizing food festivals, inter-state cultural programmes to showcase the vibrant and diverse culture of the state.
  • To enhance the potential of rural tourism, the beautification of identified villages, local cuisine and promotion of rural life include promotion of rural life. Village Tourism Committees (VTC) and Rural Tourism Sub-Committee will be constituted in this regard.
  • State's tourism policy will showcase the state's mineral wealth and explore possibilities through mining tourism.
  • The new tourism policy will include activities like promotion of adventure tourism activities like paragliding, water sports, rock climbing, gliding etc. There are plans to develop dams like Tilaiya, Masanjor, Chandil, Patratu, Getalsud, Kellaghagh, Kanke, Hatia for water sports.
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