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Tourism Policy – 2013

Context & Objective

The Tourism Policy – 2013 is formulated to promote Sustainable Tourism with a view to create employment opportunities. The Policy promotes Odisha as one stop destination to experience cultural heritage and eco-tourism.

Ease of Doing Business
  • Single Window Clearance for time bound clearances of all applications
  • A three-tier single window clearance mechanism to facilitate speedy implementation of industrial projects is in place
Infrastructure & Development
Land and Property banks
  • Department of Tourism (DoT) will provide land
  • Creation of a land bank
Special Tourism Zones
  • Special Tourism Zones in regions with huge tourism potential.
  • Special incentives for tourism Zones
Human Resource Building/ Capacity Building
  • Setting up Hotel Management Institutes
  • Encouragement to Tourism, Hospitality and Travel Management related courses in the private sector
  • Short term courses for providing employable skills for the rural population
Classification of Areas
  • Zone A: Municipal corporation area of Bhubaneswar
  • Zone B: Rest of the state except KBK, Kandhamal, Gajapati District and Zone A
  • Zone C: KBK, Kandhamal, Gajapati District
  • Land allotted at concessional rates
  • Land allotment for Hotel and Tourism management institutes in Zone B & C
Stamp Duty exemption
  • 50% exemption on purchase of land for the project
Reimbursement of VAT
  • 30% to a maximum of Rs.10 lakh per annum for a period of 5 years from COD
Reimbursement of Entertainment Tax
  • 100% for a period of 5 years for New Multiplex Cinema halls of at least 3 screens, Public Aquarium, Aqua park & Amusement Park
Transport industry
  • 75% exemption from registration charges and 50% concession from payment of permit charges for AC coaches with minimum 25 seats
Participation in overseas Tourism Events
  • 50% of the space rent and travel expenses to a maximum of Rs. 75,000
Production of Promotional material
  • 20% of actual cost of production to a maximum of Rs. 50,000
Parameter Investment Range Zone A Zone B Zone C
Capital Investment Subsidy Rs.10 lakh – 20 Cr. 20% to a maximum of Rs.20 lakh 25% to a maximum of Rs.25 lakh 30% to a maximum of Rs.30 lakh
Rs.20 Cr. & above 25% to a maximum of Rs.30 lakh 30% to a maximum of Rs.35 lakh 35% to a maximum of Rs.40 lakh
Interest Subsidy Rs. 10 lakh & above 3% to a maximum of Rs.1.00 Cr. for the entire 5 years 5% to a maximum of Rs.1.00 Cr. for the entire 5 years 5% to a maximum of Rs.1.00 Cr. for the entire 7 years

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