Published on : Wednesday, July 14, 2021
With the hope to discover the potential of tourism in the border districts of India and to develop awareness about the remote destinations across the country, of late, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) introduced its Border Tourism webinar series. Arunachal Pradesh was first aimed on the webinar. It focused on Anjaw district and other Arunachal destinations like Mechuka, Anini for the promotion of Border Tourism in the state. Arunachal is exploring opportunities to develop border tourism in the state.
While sharing ideas about the scope of border tourism during the webinar, Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, said, “Border tourism is of immense interest to the Government of India. The connectivity to these destinations were always not up to the mark which has made it difficult to promote them. The major requirement and the thrust that the government is having is to creating airstrips and also develop road connectivity. Under UDAN 4.0 North East is a major focus for the government.”
She further added, “Capacity building and skill development should be a major focus. The areas we are looking at we should create more homestays and bed & breakfast facilities. Travellers are ready to spend on experiences even in the domestic market. Also, we should not focus on mass tourism as it degrades a destination. Tourism should lead to socio-economic betterment and should not overstep the carbon footprint. In Arunachal the Central ministry has sanctioned a project in Parshuram Kund recently.”