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It aims to promote pilgrimage centres by adopting a holistic approach to infrastructure development through the entire stakeholder chain.
- Government plans to encourage development of budget hotels/hotel chains that offer clean and comfortable experience to the pilgrim at an affordable cost.
- Establish travel access points for international and domestic tourists to arrive through air, rail and road.
- Improve local sanitation and sewerage systems along with making clean drinking water available to all.
- Develop last-mile connectivity by encouraging local participation in getting involved in providing low-cost, clean and affordable local transport.
- Train local youth with the aim of creating more employment opportunities in all services related support infrastructure.
- Promote local arts and crafts; encourage presentation of local culture of dance, music and costume through performances; promote local cuisines through training; and encourage more retail points to serve tourists.
- Local infrastructure development through affordable housing, hotels and guest houses
- Road and walkways;
- Improved and affordable catering options; more retail points
- Better local transport options; improved connectivity with other regions; higher employment opportunities along the support chain
- Preservation of local culture and tradition
This is a project in the village of Hodka in Gujrat
Tourism could enable the communities in improving the quality of their life by creating more livelihood options while also enabling them to conserve and develop their unique culture.
It has developed the village into a community that has a symbiotic relationship with the visitors and has increased community participation as well as helped in raising the income and educational levels in this once backward area.