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Mizoram has the potential to become a model Tourist Destination: Prime Minister

PM says the new NESIDS scheme will fill the gap in creation of physical infrastructure in sectors like tourism

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 18:25 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff|New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mizoram has all the potential to emerge as a model Tourist Destination in the North East considering its advantages such as high literacy rate, scenic beauty and availability of large English-speaking populatio. The Prime Minister was speaking at Aizawl, Mizoram after dedicating the Tuirial Hydro Electric Power Project to the nation. 

The State offers significant scope for adventure tourism, cultural tourism, eco-tourism, wild-life tourism, and community-based rural tourism. If developed well, tourism can emerge as the biggest employer in the state, Prime Minister said. The Union Government has sanctioned two tourism projects worth Rs 194 crore for Mizoram in the last 2 years, to promote eco-tourism and adventure tourism. The Central government has already released Rs 115 crore for implementation of these projects, he informed.

The Prime Minister also spoke on the government decision yesterday to launch a 100% Centrally funded Infrastructure development scheme, North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) to fill the gaps in creation of physical infrastructure in key sectors including tourism, water supply, connectivity, etc.

The new Scheme will be 100 percent centrally funded as against the NLCPR, where 10 percent contribution had to come from the State Governments. The Central Government will be providing Rs 5300 Crore to North Eastern States under the Scheme over the next three years, the PM said.

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