Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approved a policy on 1st August with the aim of making state a ‘water tourism and adventure sports destination’.
Water Tourism and Adventure Sports Policy
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has recently given its approval to the policy of making the state ‘a water tourism and adventure sports destination.’ This policy will be valid for 10 years from the date notified by the government.
With its rich cultural heritage, diverse landscape and scenic rivers and lakes, Uttar Pradesh has an immense potential to become a major hub for water-based tourism and adventure sports.
Approval and validity
The water tourism and adventure sport policy approved by the Uttar Pradesh Government on 1st August with the validation period of 10 years from the date notified by the government.
The policy of water tourism and adventure policy will be applicable to all inland land-based, air based and water routes, dames, reservoirs, lakes, rivers and ponds, and all adventure activities to be carried out on various water bodies and land parcels within the jurisdiction of Uttar Pradesh. The nodal agency will create adventure sports units at the divisional level.
The main objective of the approved policy is to develop water tourism facilities by utilizing the rivers, canals, lakes and reservoirs available in the state as UP is blesses with several prominent water bodies, including the Ganges, Yamuna, Sarayu and several man-made lakes and reservoirs. By harnessing the immense potential of these resources, the government aims to create unique and memorable experiences for tourists.
The water tourism and adventure sports policy of the UP Government will focus on public-private partnerships to create a conducive business environment. The government will provide incentives and support to private investors interested in developing water tourism and adventure sports projects.
The approval of policy is a significant step in establishing the state as a flouring tourism destination. This policy is expected to boost the economy, generate employment and unlock the untapped potential of adventure tourism in Uttar Pradesh.