State Affairs

Karnataka in plans to introduce Tourism Facilitation Act


In a step to solve delays related to projects permissions and other licencing norms related to tourism projects, Karnataka Government is planning to have a Tourism Facilitation Act in the state. This was informed by RV Deshpande, Minister for Tourism and Higher Education, Karnataka while speaking at the FHRAI convention in Jaipur. He said that the Industries Department has recently come out with similar Act, and the government is keen to introduce one on similar lines for tourism as well.

Deshpande said that the State has identified 42 beaches and 11 islands in the coastal belt of Karnataka and awaiting project clearances from Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). He said that special committee of MoEF had visited the southern states. And, they are hopeful of positive results sooner than later on Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) regulations.

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