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Uttar Pradesh State PCS

  • 17 Apr 2024
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Uttar Pradesh Government Investment in Hospitality Sector

Why in News?

According to the officials, The Uttar Pradesh government might invest Rs 32,000 crore in the hospitality and tourism sector.

  • The state’s annual tourist footfall is estimated to reach 850 million by 2028.

Key Points

  • The investment would likely create an additional 80,000 accommodation units by way of hotels, and resorts to bridge the deficit in room availability.
  • The state is focusing on ramping up hospitality units in tourism hotspots such as Varanasi, Ayodhya, Prayagraj, and Agra.
  • The heritage properties, including forts and palaces, are being offered to the private sector for development.
  • Under the Tourism Policy 2022 the state is also providing subsidies for setting up unique countryside farm stays.
    • Homeowners are encouraged to enlist their properties for homestays, while the owners of heritage properties are being invited to convert their precincts as heritage hotels for discerning tourists.
  • The state is aiming to develop multi-experience circuits such as wellness centres, and improving the connectivity of Buddhist destinations, such as Sarnath and Kaushambi.
  • It is also focusing on diversifying tourism experiences and creating contemporary tourism products by developing adventure tourism, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions), wellness, and ecotourism.

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Special Cover on Ram Navami

Why in News?

In a programme organized under the aegis of postal department and Prayag Philatelic society, postmaster general of Prayagraj region released a special cover on the eve of Ram Navami.

Key Points

  • Stamp collections featuring iconic cultural figures such as Lord Ram serve as a bridge between people and their heritage.
  • These stamps are not only popular in India but also in over 20 other countries worldwide, where they depict characters and tales from the epic Ramayana.
  • The unique Ram Navami-themed stamp will be on sale for Rs 25 at the Philatelic bureau situated in the head post office of Prayagraj.

Prayag Philatelic Society

  • It was formed on 21st July 2017 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 at Allahabad.
  • Its objective is to promote the cause of philately among all age groups, it invited membership from all over India.

Rama Navami

  • It is a spring Hindu festival.
  • The festival marks the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
  • The day is the ninth and last day of Chaitra Navaratri. This typically occurs in the Gregorian months of March or April every year.

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