Centre asks PSUs to hold meetings at select tourist sites

Centre asks PSUs to hold meetings at select tourist sites

The stone chariot at the Vijaya Vittala temple complex, in Hampi. (DH file pic)

The Centre has sought public sector undertakings (PSUs) to hold at least two crucial meetings every year at one of the five tourist destinations, including Hampi in Karnataka, to give a boost to the tourism sector.

The four other destinations are, Ajanta and Ellora in Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Bodhgaya (Bihar), Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh) and Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu).

The tourist sites have been identified by the department of public enterprise in consultation with the Ministry of Tourism about two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a PSUs conclave, suggested for it.

“The prime minister gave a number of action points for the central public sector enterprises, including the suggestion to hold their annual general/board meetings at new tourists destinations to boost tourism,” the department noted, in an office memorandum to heads of all PSUs.

The department has requested the MoT to provide it with a list of more tourist destinations where such meetings or conferences by the PSUs can be organised as suggested by the prime minister, an officer said.