Tourism could address unemployment in NE: NEC secretary

Tourism has the potential for income generation in North Eastern states, NEC secretary K Moses Chalai said.

“Tourism can offer the potential for income generation in Northeastern states. Income generation continues to be a huge area of concern despite massive infrastructural development here,” the North Eastern Council secretary said, addressing a roundtable discussion on ‘Developing a Framework for Seamless Tourist Movements to North Eastern States of India’.

The two-day round table discussion was organised by a policy research centre at the IIM-Shillong.
The NEC secretary said ‘Off-road’ tourism has immense potential in the North Eastern Region and could be exploited for attracting tourists.

IIM-Shillong Director Prof DP Goyal emphasized on the need to work at the grassroots to understand the challenges involved in developing a framework for seamless tourist movement.

He said, “We need to have dynamic, integrated portals providing upto-date data to help tourists travel seamlessly across the North Eastern Region.

Policy research centre coordinator Sanjeev K Ningombam highlighted the lack of data tracking of tourist and their overall contribution to the economy.(Source East Mojo)

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