Fist : Since the implementation of the state tourism policy, so far 354 farmers or farmers’ organizations have started agritourism centers in the state. The largest number of 143 agritourism centers have been started in Pune district. The plan has been put in place to promote agritourism in rural areas.
The Department of Tourism has announced the Agrotourism Policy 2020 with the aim of increasing agritourism in rural areas and providing one million jobs through the tourism sector in rural areas by 2025. In this policy, the plan was formulated taking into account the three components of village, agricultural area and farmers. Farmers or groups of farmers or Krishi Vigyan Kendra can participate in this scheme. To attract tourists to rural culture, village culture, traditional festivals, festivals, games, ox carts, ox carts, folk art, agricultural products, fruits, crops, livestock, food and drink, accommodation. The main objective of this scheme is to create tourism and employment opportunities.
You must have at least one acre of land of your own for this scheme. There is a 24-hour water supply requirement and to start a resort an online application must be submitted to the tourism department office. The registration certificate is issued after completing the documents. Under this scheme, registration certificates are issued to farmers for agritourism centers. This helps to get a bank loan. Tax relief on goods and services, including charges for electricity. The Department of Water Resources gives preference to farm certification. Benefits of Central and State Government Greenhouse, Orchard, Vegetable Cultivation Scheme. Training is also provided on food safety, marketing, advertising and dealing with tourists.
The scheme is getting a good response in the state. While in other states the number of applicants to start this center is only around 100-200, in Maharashtra this number is more than 700. We are receiving spontaneous response from Pune division. This policy will be disseminated nationally and internationally. Apply for this center on the website of the Department of Tourism or at the Regional Subdirectorate of the Department of Tourism. Applicant must complete application along with property documents, Aadhaar and PAN card, electricity payment.
– Supriya Karmarkar-Datar, deputy director of tourism, Pune Tourism Department
Department Assignment of application certificate
Amravati 28 15
nashik 56 20
Nagpur 65 41
Aurangabad 31 28
Konkan 146 85