Aditya Thackeray, Minister for Tourism, Environment & Climate Change, asked the authorities concerned to prepare a proposal so that inland and foreign tourists would attract to Vidarbha.
He was taking a review of tourism activities in Vidarbha at a meeting held here on Monday. Dr Nitin Raut, In-charge Minister for Nagpur district, MP Krupal Tumane, Ashish Jaiswal, Abhijit Vanjari, Dushyant Chaturvedi, Raju parwe, Narendra Bonde, Legislators, Prajkta Lawangare-Verma, Divisional Commissioner, R Vimla, District Collector, Vijay Kumar Nair, Superintendent, Archaeological Department, Chandrashekhgar Jaiswal, Deputy General Manager, MTDC, Dhananjay Sute, Deputy Commissioner, Planning, Prashant Sawai, Deputy Director, Tourism, Jaya Wahane, officers and others were present.
Thackeray further said that Nagpur and Vidarbha were blessed with rich flora and fauna, increased tiger population, mines, water reservoirs, history, religious places, roads, power hub and communication system and hence the proposal be made suitable to tourism of international standard to make tourists stay here atleast for four days with circuit system. He also wanted that heritage walk be promoted along with jungle safari.
On the occasion, DR Raut demanded additional funds for achieving development of tourism in Vidarbha and wanted that eco-tourism be made here on the lines of Madhya Pradesh. While saying that tourism here should have branding and marketing like Mumbai. Ambhora project should also be given immediate sanction, he said adding that momentum be given to cruise and house boat project in Ambhora/Pench project development.
Tumane said that there was a good scope for mine tourism here while Jaiswal stressed on ban on plastic materials. Thackeray assured that he would think positively and tourism would get momentum as Vidarbha has a good scope for tourism.