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Mega projects, PPP to power State tourism

The Maharashtra government on Thursday announced the contours of an ambitious new tourism policy it will unveil in 2016 to make Maharashtra the top “tourist destination in the world” by 2025, with an

envisaged investment of Rs 30,000 crore in tourism sector that will create one million jobs.

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) unveiled a consultation paper on its website outlining the vision of the new tourism policy, which will be finally approved by a steering committee chaired by CM Devendra Fadnavis and a high-powered committee headed by the chief secretary. The MTDC has sought suggestions from tourism stakeholders and the public on the draft of the consultation paper.

Aimed at tripling the number of tourism projects in the State in 10 years, the policy will encourage mega projects with emphasis on investments in less developed tourism zones, accelerate projects through private-public partnership model, and improving tourism infrastructure.

The policy aims to develop Nagpur, Aurangabad and Sindhudurg as Special Tourism Districts.

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