PSU Board meetings at tourist spots to boost tourism
New Delhi: In a bid to promote tourism, Indian PSUs would go the extra mile and conduct Board meetings and conferences at places like Ajanta-Ellora, Hampi and Bodhgaya, according to an official statement. The significant move comes following a suggestion by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He had asked the managements of central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to hold their meetings at lesser known tourist destinations to help promote tourism, while addressing a conclave in April.
"This matter has been considered with the ministry of tourism. It has suggested the names of five tourist destinations identified to be developed as iconic sites. These include Ajanta-Ellora (Aurangabad), Bodhgaya, Hampi, Khajuraho and Mahabalipuram," the Department of Public Enterprises said in a statement.
It also directed all ministries to advise the CPSEs under their jurisdiction to hold at least one or two Board meetings, strategic meets or conferences at any of the above five destinations in a year.