Tawang festival to speed up socio-economic development: CM

A complete package comprising adventure, religious, spiritual, health, cultural and eco tourism has been suggested by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for a holistic growth of the tourism sector of the state here.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 21, 2013, 15:21 PM IST

Itanagar: A complete package comprising adventure, religious, spiritual, health, cultural and eco tourism has been suggested by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for a holistic growth of the tourism sector of the state here.

Inaugurating the three-day festival yesterday, Tuki suggested a complete package comprising adventure, religious, spiritual, health, cultural and eco tourism for a holistic growth of the tourism sector which had a tremendous potential to benefit the people of the district.

Tawang Festival will be a harbinger of speedy socio-economic development of the people of the hilly district bordering China, he said.

Appreciating the locals for introducing home stay facility for the tourists and construction of many new hotels, he said these ventures would lead to self-sustaining development and eradication of poverty, an official statement said here today.
"To boost tourism, 100 educated unemployed youths were given taxies on subsidy under Mukhyamantri Paryatan Vikash Yojana. The scheme would continue and more taxies should be given to Tawang considering the communication hazard of the area", Tuki said.

Of the 14,000 youth, who registered themselves during a job mela at Itanagar recently, 9,500 have been selected by 28 vocational training providers with job guarantee, Tuki said.

Elaborating the benefits the proposed hydro projects - 780 MW by Bhilwara, 600 MW and 800 MW by the NHPC`s in the district, Tuki sought the support of the locals as it would facilitate local area development with contribution of 1 per cent each by the power developers and the state government, besides employment generation, growth of trade and other fringe benefits.

He assured the people that the ongoing 6 MW Mukto hydro project would be completed by December next which would end power crisis in Tawang.