Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board is targeting to develop close to 300 home stays in the state in the ongoing financial year in villages and near famous tourist spots, a move aimed at luring tourist footfall and generating employment opportunities in rural belts.
The board is working in about 70 villages in the state to develop home stays, upgrading infrastructure, involving local excursions, food, agriculture, horticulture, arts and crafts, local music and dance form to attract tourists in rural belts. Development work in 12 villages has completed and some of them have started hosting guests.
Sheo Shekhar Shukla, Principal Secretary, Madhya Pradesh Tourism said, “We are aiming to develop 200-300 home stays this year. Work is already in process in 70 villages of the state and more will be roped in over the period of time in a phased manner.”