As part of the 100-day agenda, union ministry of tourism has issued guidelines for development and promotion of caravan, wellness and heliport tourism.
Caravans and caravan parks have a potential to add a new facet to tourism in the country and would attract a wide range of market segments including young people, families, senior citizens and international tourists.
Caravan parks would be approved by the ministry of tourism once they develop the minimum required facilities such as parking bays, tourist amenities centre, landscaping, toilets and adequate measures for safety and security of tourists.
The ministry says it will provide central assistance, upto Rs5 crore per destination to the states and union territories under its existing scheme of product infrastructure development of destinations abd circuits for development of caravan parks in the public sector.
To promote tourist destinations in hilly and remote areas of the country, the tourism ministry has also issued guidelines to extend financial assistance to state governments andunion territory administrations for construction of heliports under the Scheme of Product/ Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits.
The ministry said in a ststement that projects for construction of heliports will have to conform to the technical requirements prescribed by the Director General of Civil Aviation.