Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Govt of Maharashtra:
The Cabinet passed the Agro-Tourism Policy of Maharashtra.
This will invigorate the rural sector and Agro practitioners with a steady source of alternate income and alternate employment through tourism like farm stays etc. Local cuisine and cultural aspects can be enjoyed
Although many countries around the world have such enabling policies to assist tourists with homestays in the farms and orchards, Maharashtra has taken the lead today to establish it in India. Our dept is thankful to the Cabinet to have approved this formally
For those looking out to travel, enjoy the rustic outdoors, spend time on farms, indulge in eco friendly tourism, organic local flavours, seasonal fruit picking, this Agro Tourism Policy will be an enabler.