Himachal Pradesh unveils new tourism policy, incentivises new projects

Himachal Pradesh unveils new tourism policy, incentivises new projects

Himanchal PradeshThe govt of Himachal Pradesh, India has endorsed the draft of the state's new tourism policy directed at holistic tourism growth. Capital Investment Subsidy has been endorsed by the state cabinet for tourism projects in underdeveloped regions of the state and grant for road access and water supply to tourism units. The new tourism  projects  under  this  category  will receive  percent  capital  subsidy.  The  state has  suggested 15 percent subsidy  to  provide  access to fresh tourism initiatives that lacked road  connectivity and  drinking  water  supply.

The policy will have special focus on ecotourism, agro organic tourism, snow tourism, lake tourism, adventure tourism, pilgrimage tourism, cultural and heritage tourism, health and wellness tourism, film and MICE tourism.

The main aim of this policy is to promote tourism diversification through theme based development, to safeguard state’s tourism destinations through sustainable interventions, to ensure that sustainable tourism primarily benefits host communities, to build capacity and develop quality human resource for the tourism industry, to provide safe, secure and unique ‘tourism for all’ and to create enabling environment for investments for sustainable tourism

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