Bhopal: Commercial Tax Minister Brijendra Singh Rathore has said that the “Namaste Orchha” Mahotsav will not only increase the importance of Orchha, the city of Ramaraja, but other tourist sites and centres of faith will also emerge on the national tourism map. Rathore was addressing the inaugural session of the Business Conclave on the second day of “Namaste Orchha” Mahotsav in Orchha today. He said that this festival is a significant effort in order to realize the vast possibilities of tourism in places like Garhkundar, Baldevgarh fort, Madkhera Sun Temple etc. Rathore said that efforts are also being made to increase various business activities in Orchha.
Minister Rathore said that Orchha and surrounding areas are very favourable for water sports activities. With about 500 ponds here, organizing water sports events is possible. He said that people will come forward to take advantage of the facilities available in Orchha with a view to film production. Rathore said that efforts will be made to connect Orchha by tourist circles from Chittorgarh in Rajasthan and Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh. Commercial Tax minister Shri Rathore said that the possibilities of an airstrip can also be realized here.
Chief Secretary SR Mohanty said that due to the geographical location of Madhya Pradesh, about 50 percent of the country’s population is connected to it. Madhya Pradesh is in the leading position in many areas. He informed that a lot of work is being done in the field of renewable energy in Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Secretary informed that a “New Vision Policy' of renewable energy will be brought in the state soon.
Mohanty said that a time-bound arrangement has been made to give approval for the establishment of industries in the state. Several steps have been taken for the development of agro-based industries, setting up food processing units, developing new residential areas and development of pharmaceutical industries, textile sector and tourism. He informed that private investors are being invited to bring metro rail to Indore and Bhopal, development of smart cities, increasing rail facilities, starting projects in the mineral sector and PPP mode. The Chief Secretary informed that efforts are being made to ensure that Orchha is included in the category of a world heritage site after Sanchi, Khajuraho and Bhimbetka.
Mohanty assured the industrialists who attended the Business Conclave that the benefits of land allocation and other facilities besides ideal law and order etc. for investment in Madhya Pradesh are readily available here. Full attention is being paid to maintain these systems.
Culture Minister Sadho visits Orchha
Medical Education, AYUSH and Culture Minister Dr Vijailaxmi Sadho was on a visit to Niwadi district today. She visited Sri Ramaraja Sarkar in Orchha. Sadho saw the Food and Craft Fair at Sheesh Mahal. She held a discussion with craftsmen, artists and shopkeepers who visited the fair. She also visited Jehangir Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. She issued instructions to the concerned officials to provide appropriate arrangements to the tourists.
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