October 30, 2020

Assam authorities to offer mortgage to entrepreneurs for venturing in tourism sector



GUWAHATI: In a transfer to infuse freshness within the COVID 19 hit tourism business of Assam, Assam authorities introduced ‘Paryatan Sanjeevani Scheme’, underneath which mortgage, amounting from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh could be given to an entrepreneur.

Saying this at a tourism conclave organised by authorities of Assam in affiliation with Assam Tourism Growth Company Restricted, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal mentioned that the scheme has been conceived of to lend empowerment to the entrepreneurs related to tourism of the state in order that the sector will get a contemporary lease of life amid COVID 19 pandemic.

As part of the scheme mortgage could be given for a interval of 5 years and a moratorium interval of 1 yr could be given to the loanee. The primary yr’s curiosity of the mortgage quantity could be paid by the federal government.

Sonowal additionally inaugurated one other scheme named ‘Paryatan Sarathi’ which might be a preloaded programme with all details about Assam tourism, amenities for reserving, tour packages, lodge, sight seeing and many others together with on-line fee gateway for tourism enterprise.

Sonowal mentioned that tourism has been taking part in an important position in strengthening the financial basis of varied international locations throughout the globe. Even in Assam tourism as an business has immense potential. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has introduced ‘Act East Coverage’, Sonowal mentioned that the coverage would open new vistas for improvement of tourism together with different sectors within the state in addition to within the area.

Talking on the COVID 19 pandemic which has had its cascading impact on the lives and economic system of the state, Sonowal mentioned that for overcoming the onslaught of the pandemic, one must enterprise into his or her endeavour with knowledge and expertise. He additionally mentioned that despite the challenges posed by COVID 19 pandemic, collective efforts are required to bail out the tourism business. He additionally confused on making tourism sector thriving on all seasons of the yr, improvement of tourism based mostly on bamboo and highlighting the teachings of the good males of the state among the many vacationers to stress the potential of heritage and religious tourism of the state.

Sonowal mentioned that State authorities in affiliation of Oil India Restricted has taken steps for reworking Maguri and Motapung beel of Bagjan into vacationer sights bearing in mind of their picturesque potential and presence of huge variety of migratory birds. Furthermore, steps may even be taken together with OIL to remodel Barekuri-Bagjan-Rangagora into vacationer locations. He additionally mentioned that the scholars getting formal training on tourism in several establishments of the state must take proactive position for the promotion of tourism within the state.