There is a huge potential to enrich the economy of the state through the development of tourism industry.
To exploit this potential, the government has given special importance to the infrastructural development of tourist spots in the state as well as providing various services to the tourists. Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said this in an important meeting with the officials of the Archaeological Survey of India on 25th August, 2023 at Conference Hall No. 1 of the Secretariat.
In the meeting, he said that the number of local and foreign tourists is increasing every year in the state. He advised the officials of Archaeological Survey of India to be more responsible in providing facilities to the tourists visiting the tourist spots. In the meeting, Director of Tourism Department Tapan Kumar Das said that various plans have been taken to beautify the tourist spots of the state. 8 historical sites of the state are being maintained by Aizawl Archaeological Survey of India.
These are Saivatirtha Unakoti, Gunabati Temple of Gomati district, Chaturdasa Devta Temple, Bhubaneswari Temple, Shyamsunder Ashramtila at Jolaibari. Pujakhola at West Pilak, Thakuranitila at West Pilak and ancient ruins at Boxanagar. Initiatives have already been taken by the Department of Tourism for separate Circle Offices of Archaeological Survey of India in the state.
In the meeting, the Tourism Minister asked the officials of Archaeological Survey of India to take initiative to start a cafeteria at Unakoti. Swadesh Darshan scheme was also discussed in the meeting Secretary of Tourism Department UK Chakma, Additional District Magistrates from various districts, Superintendent of Archaeological Survey of India, Aizawl Circle Prasanna Kumar Dixit and others were present in the meeting.