Odisha

“Eco retreats are an ideal model for States to unlock their potential for tourism”, Hospitality News, ET HospitalityWorld

EFactor Experiences will be operating three key eco retreats out of the seven eco retreats starting next month. These include the flagship Konark Eco Retreat and the largest among the seven retreats. Samit Garg, co-founder of EFactor Experiences that operates three of the seven eco-retreats by Odisha Tourism, including the flagship Konark eco retreat this …

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Odisha to develop master plan of 17 tourist sites: Naveen- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has identified 17 priority destinations comprising beaches, bio-diversity zones, heritage monuments and areas of religious and cultural importance for an integrated master plan-based development to promote tourism, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday. Inaugurating the fourth edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar, a flagship event of Odisha …

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Foreign tourist footfall in Odisha drops by 77%, reveals MoT report- The New Indian Express

Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: From a 10.8 per cent (pc) growth in the year 2019, foreign tourist arrivals in Odisha have plunged by 77 pc now. The India Tourism Statistics-2022 released by the Ministry of Tourism recently stated that Odisha’s domestic tourist arrivals in 2020 and 2021 dropped by 19.04 per cent (pc) and foreign …

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Maha records 1,700 µg of PM10 emission each year; windblown road dust largest contributor: Study

Maharashtra witnesses at least 1,700 giga grams of particulate matter (PM10) emissions per year, with wind-blown road dust being the largest source, a study has revealed. As per a study conducted by an environmental researcher from March 2019 to 2020, wind-blown road dust accounts for 29 per cent of PM10, while residential sector contributed to …

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CM Patnaik approves over 30 state projects in cabinet meet

ANI | Updated: Sep 22, 2022 22:51 IST Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India]September 22 (ANI): The State Cabinet meeting held under the Odisha of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved 33 various projects, said the officials on Thursday.These decisions pertain to the departments of Water Resources, Law, Electronic and IT, Sports and Youth Services, Tourism, Industry, Food Supplies …

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India will position itself as ‘major tourism destination’ during G20 presidency: Officials

India will position itself as a ”major tourism destination” during its yearlong Presidency of G20 with visa reforms and “ease of travel”, officials have said. In his address on the last day of a three-day national conference of state tourism ministers hosted in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, Union Culture Minster G Kishan Reddy said the …

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Odisha to roll out climate-resilient livelihood action plan this year- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government will implement a community-based action plan for climate resilient sustainable livelihood of coastal inhabitants from the current financial year. An amount of Rs 261.50 crore will be invested in the plan which is part of a projet under Green Climate Fund. Development of dense mangrove forest and sea …

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YUVA tourism clubs important for revival of tourism in country: Reddy

Constitution of ‘YUVA Tourism Clubs’ is essential for the growth of tourism in the country and states should work on a war footing in this direction, Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said on Monday. Speaking at the national conference of tourism, Reddy said such clubs should be established at all levels, from cities to …

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Odisha launches Rs 763.5 crore cyclone resilient saline embankment project

The Odisha government has launched a Rs 763.5 crore project to build 198.81 km long cyclone resilient saline embankment in four coastal districts of the state. The Water Resources department on Saturday issued a notification on launching of Rs 763.5 crore ‘Cyclone Resilient Saline Embankment Project’ to be implemented in the coastal districts of Balasore, …

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