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Mizoram-Maharashtra sign deal to boost investment, tourism

IANS  |  Aizawl 

The government and the Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) have signed an agreement to boost investment and develop tourism in the northeastern state, an said here on Saturday.

"The government and the MTDC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance investment and develop the tourism in the state. The MoU was signed on Friday after a Business Summit and Road Show in Aizawl," a tourism department said.

An release said that Mizoram (retd), while addressing the summit, said that the tourism and agro-market potential of the state were worth exploring, for which more states like and corporate houses can help.

The said that the best practices of cooperative societies in could be emulated to move away from subsistence farming to a more profitable commercial one.

"The laid emphasis on roping in the film makers and producers to explore the pristine nature of the state and involvement of the community while also giving a cosmopolitan outlook to the state," the release said.

The Business Summit and Road Show, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, was a follow up to the Business Summit and Road Show - Mizoram Calling, organised by the Chamber in January in

Addressing the summit, Horticulture highlighted the of several horticulture crops grown in the state which he termed as organic by default.

Development of forward-backward linkages, logistical improvements, and value addiction are the sectors which the considered needs investments.

Maharashtra Tourism Ashutosh Rathod, who is also the Joint of MTDC, said that his government and other business bodies in Maharashtra are eager to form synergies with Mizoram.

"Mizoram is shaping up its policy to be in sync with the Act-East Policy," Rathod said, adding that special attention would be given to people from Mizoram for medical care under the government's medical tourism policy.



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 15:32 IST