New tourism policy in Bihar soon: Nitish

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Rajgir, Dec 1 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the state government was evolving a new tourism policy to exploit the potential of various tourist places across the state.

Inaugurating the two-day Rajgir Mahotsav here, Mr Kumar said foreign tourists from Buddhist countries had great urge to visit the historical place like Rajgir and Bodh Gaya-the seat of enlightenment of Lord Buddha.

'' The new tourism policy would be a sincere attempt to attract the foreign tourists especially from Buddhist countries which would accrue the state revenue as well, '' he added.

'' After bifurcation of Bihar in 2000, almost all mines and minerals went to Jharkhand, while the residual state was left with only historical places like Rajgir, Nalanda and Bodh Gaya, '' Mr Kumar said adding these spots and people of the state were the greatest asset of Bihar.

'' An international convention centre with an investment of Rs 27 Crores would be established at Rajir, which would become the favourable spot of international seminar to be attended by delegates from various countries, '' he added.

UNI

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