Steps to boost tourism prospects of Plassey & Sabujdweep
Kolkata: State Tourism Minister Goutam Deb in the Assembly said that his department has been exploring tourism potentials at Sabujdweep in Hooghly and Plassey in Nadia along with many others.
In reply to a question on an MLA, the minister told the House that steps have been taken to promote Sabujdwip as a major tourist destination. A process has been started to set up a jetty there. The minister also said that there some litigations. After the legal issues are resolved the development works would be carried out in a full swing.
The minister also told the Assembly that there are plans to develop Plassey in Nadia which carries a historical significance. A gate would be set up to commemorate the historical event. State Heritage Commission has given certain directives which his department will adhere to, Deb added. He also pointed out that all possibilities are being explored to make it a favourite tourist place.
There are mainly two islands in Sabujdweep. One is of around 55 acre and the other of 44 acre. The work to develop it as an eco-friendly cultural tourism spot was initiated.
According to sources, the state Tourism department has taken up steps to create infrastructure to develop cultural tourism destinations at places including Jharkhali in South 24-Parganas, Sabujdeep at Balagarh in Hooghly and Gajoldoba in North Bengal.
In each of these places, there will be a separate area exclusively for performance of artistes.
At the same time local artisans will be making handicrafts in these tourist spots and can sell the same to tourists. The minister also reminded the House that many development works have been carried out Murshidabad as well where a large number of people visit every year. The Motijheel had already been renovated by the Tourism department.