Jaipur: Noting that tourism plays a significant role in development, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today said her government was focusing on improving the infrastructure of the state to give the sector a boost.
This will take the state to new heights at a greater pace, Raje said while speaking during a presentation at her office here.
The presentation, given by a firm, was aimed at exploring possibilities for development of tourism in the state.
Tourism is the key to the state's advancement, Raje said, adding that proper planning is required for this.
The Chief Minister underlined the need to connect tourism with rural traditions, folk arts and handicrafts that fortifies tourism and generate employment opportunities for the local youth, according to a release.
Raje said better residential and other basic facilities were needed to be created in villages for the tourists to stay, experience and enjoy the rural life in its native form.
The Chief Minister said her government was focusing on infrastructure development to boost tourism.
Chief Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Member of Chief Minister's Advisory Council Mira Mehrishi, Additional Chief Secretary (Infrastructure) C S Rajan, Principal Secretary (Finance) P S Mehra, Principal Secretary (Tourism) Shailendra Kumar Agarwal, Secretary (Planning) Akhil Arora and Director (Tourism) Vikram Singh were among those present in the meeting.