August 13, 2008 : A Spokesman of the State Government said here today that tourism was the major industry in the State and had great potential for income and employment generation. He said that the Government was focusing upon strengthening this vital sector for which various initiatives were being taken from time to time.He said that State Government has decided to entrust the responsibility of according approval for clearance of tourism projects to the State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority in order to speed up the clearance procedure for tourism projects and to strengthen the tourism infrastructure in the state.
The Spokesman said that now, approval for tourism projects would be accorded by the State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority and added that Secretary Tourism and Commissioner Tourism would be regular Members of the Authority in future. He said that adopting Single Window approach for clearance of tourism related projects would also strengthen inter-departmental co-ordination. This would promote tourism activities in the state besides generating employment avenues to the unemployed youth, he added.
He said that the State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority had been constituted in the Industries department for channelising, facilitating and guiding investment in medium and large-scale industrial projects in the state in a transparent and time-bound manner.