Madhya Pradesh eyes tourism expansion and investment in the state

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Tourism Board recently held its first meeting since its establishment under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for expansion of facilities at tourist spots and to draw investments into the sector.“It was the first meeting since the establishment of the board and was majorly about approving statutory powers under the board,” said Principal Secretary Tourism, Hariranjan Rao. He stated that the meeting successfully elected the Chairperson, delegated powers to Managing Director, authorised the MD for seal along with the signing of contracts on behalf of the board and also approved official address of the board.The board has initiated a work plan for all the tourism-related archaeological sites, wildlife places, caves with natural beauty, amusement and other parks, water reservoirs and also takes measures for their supervision.The Chief Minister became the Chairman of the board at its first meeting while the Tourism Minister, Surendra Patwa became the Deputy Chairman. Eight members, including Chief Secretary and Principal Secretaries of Finance, Forests, Urban Development and Environment and Culture Departments were made Directors and Members of the board. Hariranjan Rao was given the charge of the board’s Ex-Officio Member Secretary and Managing Director.last_img

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