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Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda appealed to the private investors to invest in the tourism sector

New Delhi:22/8/17: Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda on Tuesday appealed to the private investors to invest in the tourism sector and invited the doyens of the Indian tourism industry to participate in the first Odisha Travel Bazaar (OTB) scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar on October 15-17, 2017.

The OTB will be organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Addressing a roadshow organized by FICCI in New Delhi for the upcoming event, Panda said that Odisha is emerging as a priority destination for creative travelers for authentic experiences with its unique natural and cultural heritage, for a diverse and immersive travel experience to enjoy the absolute beauty of travel in a lifetime.

Odisha Travel Bazaar would give investors an opportunity to explore various sectors of tourism business. He urged stakeholders in the tourism sector to invest in Odisha and tap its full potential.

Giving an elaborate presentation on the business and investment opportunities available in Odisha’s tourism sector, Nitin Bhanudas Jawale, Director & Additional Secretary of Odisha Tourism said that with better air connectivity, Odisha is now easily accessible by travelers from across the globe.

Besides, the unique and business-friendly tourism policy provides lucrative incentives and subsidies to investors.

The government has also initiated single window clearance system, which has made the process of acquiring various clearances easier.

Jawale said that Odisha is promoting Beach Tourism; Eco Tourism; Buddhist Tourism; Heritage Tourism; Religious Tourism; Medical Tourism; Travel Tourism; Tribal Tourism; Wellness Tourism; Cruise Tourism; Sand Art Tourism and Adventure Tourism, in a mission mode.

He added that development of infrastructure in tourism sector was one of the critical components in which the State Government was looking for private sector participation.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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