The information and broadcasting ministry today said it will set up a dedicated web portal to disseminate information on filming facilities available in the country.
The portal will also provide an overview such locations. Applications for shooting permission will be accepted through the site, an official release said.
"The portal will help potential production companies looking to shoot in India to obtain permissions, explore potential benefits and obtain an overview of various locations in India that could benefit the storyline of the film under consideration," it said.
Besides facilitating the acceptance of application for shooting feature films and television and web shows, the portal will allow online payments and issuing permissions, the ministry said.
The portal would also provide information on locations and link to all state portals, it said.
"It would capture detailed information pertaining to a particular location, resources or facilities available in a standardised format that would include basic location description, map, best time to shoot, connectivity, photographs, digital walk tour, permissions required, and previous movies shot," it said.
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