DoNER prioritizes Development of Tourism in North East


New Delhi: The 4th meeting of the Task Force for the Development of Tourism in North East ( DoNER ) was held in New Delhi today. Present in the meeting were the officials of all the North Eastern States-Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The other stakeholders were NITI Aayog, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise, Ministry of Textile, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and private partners.

The task force discussed the strategies along with the action plan for the comprehensive and sustainable development of tourism in the North East Region through engagements with stakeholders including those in the private space.

Earlier, in pursuance of decisions taken in the meeting of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) in September, 2022, the constitution of a Task Force for the development of Tourism in North Eastern Region, was proposed. Accordingly, a Task Force has been constituted on 20th October, 2023 under the M/o DoNER with representatives from concerned Ministries, State Governments and other stakeholders.

The Northeast India region comprises eight states at the easternmost tip of India, and shares its border with countries like Myanmar, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. It is predominantly mountainous, with towns and farming villages nestled between valleys of several hundred meters in depth and mountains several thousand meters high. The region is home to many different ethnic and religious communities who contribute to its culturally rich environment. For example, Christians make up nearly 90 percent of the population of the northeastern states, such as Mizoram and Nagaland, while Hindus and Muslims make up 82 percent and 12 percent, respectively, of the population of India as a whole. The facial features of the people in these areas are similar to those of Japanese and other East Asian peoples, giving the region a further distinctive characteristic compared to other parts of India.


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