Guwahati: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said that Arunachal Pradesh has witnessed massive inflow of tourists both domestic and international jumping from 2.5 lac to 9 lac in the last few years. He said this after inaugurating the 6th Tawang festival in Tawang on Friday, in presence of Minister of States for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
Khandu said to boost tourism the state government will soon launch a tourism policy in the state. The objective of celebrating Tawang festival annually is to showcase the rich cultural heritage and to boost tourism flow in the district.
The theme for the festival this year is environment and nature. Under ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’ initiative cultural troupes from Meghalaya and Uttar Pradesh also presented their traditional dances.
Recently, Union MoS for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh recently launched the Northeast Tourism app developed by young start-up in new Delhi. He said that the fast-track progress in providing connectivity to distant areas in the region has inspired tourists from far and wide to look forward to Northeast as a favourite holiday destination. In addition, he said, the Ministry of DoNER undertook a campaign showcasing Northeast across the country, which has also generated unusual interest among potential tourists.