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Published on : Monday, May 15, 2017
To mark 10th World Agri Tourism Day, Maharashtra Tourism is organizing a seminar on May 16, 2017 from 9am to 5pm at Y.B. Chavan Auditorium. This seminar is being organized with an aim to increase employment and investment opportunities in Agro Tourism sector. Prominent dignitaries of the state will inaugurate the conference and will be present in the same.
Maharashtra is a pioneer for endorsing Agri and Rural tourism in India. Agri tourism is one of the fastest developing segments of the travel sector, and this comprises visits to working farms, ranches, wineries and other agricultural industries. Agri-destinations provide a wide variety of entertainment, education, relaxation, outdoor adventures, shopping and dining experiences.
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation offers scheme of Mahabhraman to carry these projects under one roof. There are 77 Mahabhraman units registered with MTDC.
Commenting on the occasion, Jaykumar Rawal, Minister of Tourism stated, “We are pleased to organise this conference as our aim is to nurture agri tourism in order to create awareness among the tourists about the working culture of agriculture farms and provide rural experience to city commuters. Tourism sector has a huge potential to widen the scope of agriculture sector. We believe this initiative will not only increase tourism footfall but will also generate employment and investment opportunities for better sustainability of the farmers.”