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Adventure Tourism to be made safer in State: Govind Singh Thakur

Education, Language, Art and Culture Minister Govind Singh Thakur here today presided over the meeting organized by Tourism and Civil Aviation to make river rafting, paragliding and other tourism activities safer in state.

The Minister said that the Government is making all possible efforts to strengthen tourism activities in state.

 He said that different norms and rules were being drafted in order to make these adventure activities safer in state. GPS tracking system should be used while conducting paragliding, trekking and other adventure activities. He stressed upon the use of GPS tracking band for the safety of tourist and guides in tough trekking terrain, so that if any emergency occurs relief and rescue work could be done immediately. He said that Tourism Department is running various training programs for the people associated with adventure activities in State. Strict safety measures have also been adopted for organising these activities.

Education Minister said that Tourism Department would soon start online registration facility for conducting adventure activities. He said that with the aim of promoting adventure activities in the state, coordination between tourism, Forest, Police and Health department would be established.

Detail discussion was also held on mitigating risk in tourism activities and steps that are to be taken to make this area more organized.

Director Tourism and Civil Aviation Yunus, trainers from various organizations associated with adventure sports were also present in the meeting.