Nagaland minister of tourism, art and culture and election, E E Pangteang, has strongly appealed to the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) to withdraw the protected area permit (PAP) from Nagaland because a peaceful environment is prevailing in the state.
Addressing the National Conference of Tourism Ministers in New Delhi, the minister said the permit has hampered tourism prospects of Nagaland to a large extent. However, he pointed out that inflow of both foreign and domestic tourists have increased considerably, touching four-digit figures. He attributed this to the state government’s policy of promoting the annual hornbill festival.
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