Government plans monsoon tourism, mini-festivals, beach shacks to promote tourism in Maharashtra

Sharing more information, Aaditya Thackeray mentioned that the government is working towards attracting Indian and International tourists to Maharashtra, thereby generate revenue and jobs.

Government plans monsoon tourism, mini-festivals, beach shacks to promote tourism in Maharashtra

Maharashtra's department on Tourism in a recent decision announced that the monsoon tourism plan proposed a few months back, to promote state’s coastline, will be given a boost. The ministry led by Aaditya Thackeray has decided to make beach shacks and a five-star resort available along with promoting heritage tourism and local cuisines. 

Sharing more information regarding the same, Aaditya Thackeray, in a conversation with the media, said that tourism across the world was affected for several months, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the government has decided to focus on the 'non-fiscal aspect' of the department. 

Report regarding the same published in the Indian Express

To implement the same, plans are being made to attract tourists from both India and other foreign nations which will help generate revenue and jobs in coastal parts of Maharashtra. Keeping the goals in mind, the government also released several policies which were approved by the Cabinet, of which agro-tourism was recently launched.

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The goverment has decided to permit beach shacks across at eight beaches on Konkan coast. An announcement regarding the same was made in 2020, and this would be in a similar manner observed in Goa. Besides this, mini-festivals have been planned at the coasts and it is said that the same would begin in November 2021. One of the festivals will be a grape festival held over three days and is likely to be planned in February 2021. 

Film makers and producers have also been approached to showcase the achievements and locations through their projects. Appeals have been made to present the popular screenplays, posters about landmark locations at art centres, museums, etc. The department has plans to set up light shows, cycling tracks, viewing decks, walkway, plaza etc. which will attract tourists both to Mumbai and to other parts of the state. 

In August 2021, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray launched various tourism projects worth INR 2,905 crores. This development by the state government came in order to encourage Maharashtra as a leading tourist destination and to also help the tourism sector that has been battered by the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Earlier this year, Maharashtra goverment gave permission for Caravan tourism in Maharashtra. Under this policy, incentives will also be provided to caravan vehicles. Moreover, the tour operators can also register themselves online and the registration fee is capped at INR 5,000 and the renewal fee at INR 2,000.

Besides this, plans were made to develop Mahabaleshwar for tourism. CM Uddhav Thackeray had earlier asked the tourism department to develop the Venna Lake and to increase the height of the Venna dam as well. 

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