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Tourism Policy 2006


  • To create a unique selling proposition and a brand image for the state; to ensure correct positioning on the tourism map of India and the world.
  • To create and differentiate tourism products across segments such as eco-tourism, pilgrimage, heritage, business, sports, spiritual, health, leisure and rural tourism
  • To provide incentives and concessions to tourism projects to be set up in special tourism areas if they assure sustainable employment generation, promote rural tourism, commercially viable projects and so on.
  • To develop the tourism sector through PPPs.
  • To adopt a single window clearance system 

Incentives and concessions

  • Concessional allotment of land on a long lease of 33 years. For mega projects, lease period exceeding 33 years and lease rent shall be 10 per cent of market value and reviewed every five years.
  • An investment subsidy of 20 per cent of the project cost limited to US$ 0.048 million.
  • An investment subsidy of 15 per cent of the project cost limited to US$ 0.048 million for upgradation of existing hotels.
  • 100 per cent reimbursement of stamp duty and transfer fee on purchase of land or lease of land meant for the project.
  • Reimbursement of 25 per cent of value-added tax paid for a period of five years.
  • Reimbursement of 25 per cent of luxury tax by new hotels for a period of five years.
  • Reimbursement of 25 per cent of entertainment tax for multiplexes in theme parks and urban entertainment centres for a period of five years limited to 100 per cent of the project cost for projects more than US$ 1.219 million and located in notified tourism areas or special tourism areas.
  • Floor area index relaxation
  • Automatic conversion/exemption from land use zoning regulations.
  • Market development assistance scheme for promotional activities

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