No. 1249/2019-PUB 2nd December 2019
Skill upgradation of youths in tourism will open employment opportunities
State Government is committed to promote Himachal Pradesh as Eco tourism destination and is making concerted efforts to identify and develop eco tourism sites in various parts of the State. This was stated by Chief Secretary Dr. Shrikant Baldi while presiding over the review meeting of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department, here today
Chief Secretary reviewed various proposed tourism projects in the state and directed the authorities to complete all ongoing projects within stipulated time. He said that with the objective to improve tourist inflow Chanshal, Janjehli and Bir billing should be developed as eco tourism sites, for which development of infrastructure, landscaping of area and arrangement of parking and toilet facilities should also be made. He also laid stress on training of local youth in various aspects of tourism marketing to enable them for multiple employment opportunities to improve the socio-economic condition of residents of these areas.
He said that Bir billing must be developed as Aero Sports site for which possibilities of community partnership and Public-Private Partnership must be explored. He directed strengthening of technical committee to ensure safety measures at Bir billing. He also directed the authorities to prepare an action plan for development of Janjheli Area as Eco tourism hub.
He asked to prepare the procedure for bidding process of Chanshal, so that the place can be promoted from tourism point of view. He also directed the authorities to prepare an integrated plan to develop Chashal as skiing destination under 'Nai Rahein Nai Manzilien' scheme. He asked the authorities to prepare an action plan for development of camping sites in Chanshal area.
Director Tourism Department Yunus gave a detailed report on the ongoing progress of various tourism projects being implemented by the department.
Officers of Tourism department and other line officers were also present in the meeting.