Tourism potential of North-East India

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Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu calls for fully tapping immense tourism potential of North-Eastern states.

ANK, 19th Dec: Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for fully tapping the immense tourism potential of the North-Eastern states and stressed the need to improve air connectivity to the region.

He said that eco-tourism and cultural tourism can become the mainstay of development in the North-East if the tourism potential was fully leveraged. Noting the efforts of Central and State governments in providing connectivity and tourism infrastructure, Naidu said that improving air connectivity to the region can singularly bring a significant positive impact on tourist inflows.

The Vice President said this while virtually releasing the book ‘Oh Mizoram’, written by Governor of Mizoram, P S Sreedharan Pillai. He said, the whole North-East region presents a mosaic of diverse Indian culture with its more than 220 ethnic groups and an equal number of dialects. Urging the state and central governments to fully tap the tourism potential of the region, the Vice President suggested to them to consider incentivizing travel to the North-East.