Guwahati, Feb 6: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein has asked the state tourism department to simplify the process for procuring Inner Line Permit (ILP) and Protected Area Permit (PAP) for domestic and foreign travellers intending to visit the Frontier hill state.
Attending a workshop on 'Responsible Tourism - Future Forum' organized by Department of Tourism in collaboration with Outlook Group at Namsai today, Mein thanked the Union Ministry of Tourism, for funding infrastructure development of Parsuramkund saying that the Parsuramkund Mela has become a tradition as thousands of Hindu pilgrims come to the site every year for holy dip in Lohit river.
He also emphasized on the need to develop more infrastructures for tourism industry to grow in the State.
Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Meenakshi Sharma said that there is immense potential for tourism in Arunachal Pradesh owing to its natural beauty, cultures, rivers and hospitality of the community.
She suggested to develop a new tourist destination in a traditional way with less concretization but a sustainable one and to create commodity that would contribute to the development of local economy on long term basis.