Hanuwantiya to have airstrip
CM Mr. Chouhan and Mr. Naidu inaugurate Jal-Mahotsav amidst festivities
Bhopal, February 13, 2016 (Muslim Saleem): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that sustainable development of tourism sector is state government’s priority. This would be done keeping environment in view. Mr. Chouhan said that at the cabinet meeting held at Hanuwantiya, it was decided to constitute Tourism Cabinet and amend Tourism Policy. An airstrip will be developed at Hanuwantiya, he added. Mr. Chouhan was addressing the inaugural function of Water Festival at Hanuwantiya today. Union Urban Development Minister Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Mr. Surendra Patwa, MP and State BJP President Mr. Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan and State Tourism Development Corporation’s Chairman Mr. Tapan Bhowmik were also present on the occasion.
Mr. Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh will be made pioneer in all sectors. Today, launch of Smart City Project is being made in Indore. He thanked Union Minister Mr. Naidu for selection of 3 cities in Madhya Pradesh under Smart City project. Mr. Naidu said that he was pleased to see natural beauty and massive water body at Hanuwantiya. He hoped to see a new look of Hanuwantiya when he visits it next time. It’s beauty is beyond imagination which cannot be described in words.
Mr. Naidu said that it is the result of Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s innovation, research and study that such a beautiful tourist destination has been developed. He congratulated Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan for continuous increase in agriculture growth rate and conferment of Krishi Karman Award for consecutive 4th year to MP. He described Mr. Chouhan as ‘All in one’ saying that Madhya Pradesh will become pioneer state in the country under Mr. Chouhan’s leadership.
Mr. Naidu inspected Hanuwantiya tourism complex. On the occasion, awardees of ATOI Convention were felicitated. Hanuwantiya was conferred the award for ‘Best Adventure Tourism Indian State in Innovation in Creating Adventure Destination’. An MoU was also signed between Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation and Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOI) to impart training in adventure tourism to youths. ATOI’s office-bearers Mr. Akshya Kumar described Hanuwantiya as a new tourist destination of India.