Meghalaya declares November as 'Tourism month'

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Shillong, Sep 23 (UNI) The Meghalaya government has declared November as 'Tourism month' to exploit tourism potential of the state.

The government will also organise a Golf tournament in October to fulfill its agenda.

The hilly state also plans to organise an industrial mart at Kolkata sometime in February, Chief Secretary Ranjan Chatterjee said.

He also claimed that the state has track record of peaceful co-existence by maintaining law and order which is positive indication that tourists and investors would come to the state.

During 2007, around five lakh tourits visited the state from West Bengal alone because infrastructure in the state has been augmented and community based tourism was encouraged by the state government, he informed.

Leave travel concession as an incentive has been mooted for a week and it would commence from Puja holidays, he further informed.

Besides, splendid waterfalls dotting the state, the government is also promoting eco-tourism and cave tourism, he added.

The state also have a number of heritage sites especially the houses where legends like Rabindra Nath Tagore, C V Raman, Swami Vivekananda, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stayed during their visit.

Discussion for a tie-up on hotel infrastructure was also held with the ITC in Kolkata to improve the hotel facilities in the state, Mr Chatterjee stated.

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