NALBARI, May 13 - The Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) has decided to introduce an inter-district tourism plan in the State in a bid to encourage the local youths. The ongoing lockdown has made a huge impact on the tourism sector, and, therefore, the ATDC has come forward with a new move of helping the unemployed youths.
Addressing a press conference at Nalbari, the chairman of the ATDC, Jayanta Malla Baruah informed that the �Punya Dham� scheme would be implemented within the state this year, which is likely to attract more tourists. In this context, the Chairman revealed that the State Tourism department has incurred a huge loss due to the impact of novel corona virus.
�The tourism department earns revenue to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore annually, but considering the prevailing situation, our revenue is likely to dip nearly 30 per cent, which is a major loss as far as tourism industry is concerned. We are trying to mitigate the loss suffered by the industry,� he claimed. Baruah, who is also a senior BJP leader of the State, claimed that there is a conspiracy hatched by a section of people to defame the Prime Minister�s Kisan Sanman Nidhi scheme. �We are trying to find out the culprits involved in this regard,� he added.
Meanwhile, the Nalbari district BJP committee has distributed food items among 2.5 lakh families.