Odisha Tourism Policy soon

Bhubaneswar, Sep 27:
Reaffirming Odisha’s commitment to making tourist facilities and services,
responsible, sustainable and accessible to all, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
on the occasion of World Tourism Day on Tuesday said the Government would soon
announce a new Tourism Policy.

“My Government is soon
going to announce the new Tourism Policy for focused infrastructure
development, upgrading services, promoting tourism with optimum emphasis on
conserving heritage and natural resources. In line with the theme of World
Tourism Day this year, I reaffirm our commitment to making our tourist
facilities and services, responsible, sustainable and accessible to all,”
Patnaik posted in his Facebook page.
He also invited all to
visit Odisha, the land of unmatched beauty, unique bio-diversity and rich
cultural heritage.
“Odisha has not only
been blessed with nature’s best-from the unbelievably scenic beaches along the
480 km coastline to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats tearing through the
state, the valleys and plains to the rich wilderness and the riverine systems-
but also with an unparalleled array of flora and fauna,” said Patnaik.
He said the ancient
land boasts of a rich cultural heritage with its architecture, historical
monuments, dance, music and art traditions having no equal in the world.
The Sun temple of
Konark, Jagannath temple at Puri, Buddhist heritage sites of Ratnagiri,
Lalitgiri, Udayagiri, archaeological sites like Barabati fort, etc. continue to
captivate the world with their grandiose architectural marvels, he added.
Claiming that tourism
is a top priority of his Government as it is a prime engine of economic growth,
employment generation and development, Patnaik said we have made it our mission
to develop Odisha as a preferred tourism destination both in domestic and
international circuit.
“We are making
concerted efforts to for attracting more footfalls. Everyone should enjoy
Odisha without any obstacle,” Patnaik posted.
Odisha is an
ecological treasure-house. From Chilika, the largest brackish water lake of
Asia, to Similipal Tiger Reserve, Bhitarkanika mangroves to Gahirmatha,
Rushikulya and Devi river mouths providing spectacular nesting sites to the
endangered Olive Ridley turtles, the unique biodiversity of the State can be
found nowhere in the world, added Patnaik.

Each and every part of
Odisha has much to offer to any tourist, said Patnaik.

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