The Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. was incorporated on the 9th June, 1988 and registered under the Companies Act, 1956 Vide No.- 02-03006 of 1988-89. The State Govt. of Assam has promoted and set up the Corporation for growth and development of tourism in Assam.
As per Memorandum & Articles of Associations, the main aims and objectives of the Corporation are briefly given below.
To promote and develop tourism in the State of Assam.
To take over and develop and manage the tourist lodges, tourist hotels, restaurants, guest houses, entertainment projects etc. from the State Govt. of Assam and also to purchase, acquire, develop, construct, sell, lease etc. for the purpose of promotion and growth of tourism.
To acquire, operate and maintain cars, buses, coaches, launches, rope ways and other modes of transport for communication of tourists.
To provide entertainment to tourists, organise tourism related activities such as cultural shows, fairs and festivals etc.
To take over and develop and manage places of tourist interest, parks, lakes, avenues, beaches and recreational places, spots etc.
To promote tourism by all desirable means and take up such other incidental and / or ancillary works for the growth of tourism and enter into agreements with associations, individuals, companies, bodies etc. for any purpose conducive to the growth of tourism, etc.
Schemes / Infrastructure Projects sanctioned by the Government :
Over the years, both the Central and State Govt. of Assam had identified and executed several large, medium and minor tourism projects for infrastructure building as well as schemes for marketing and promotion of Assam Tourism.
These included infrastructure projects like the following all of which have had a major impact on promotion of tourism in the state of Assam.
There has been significant progress in most of the projects during the last few years. Once all the infrastructure projects are completed, these will go a long way in promoting Assam Tourism. Nevertheless, for sustainable growth of tourism, large investment for infrastructure development is called for. This can be possible if the private sector comes forward for investment considering the potential of Assam Tourism.
The renewed emphasis on tourism, mainly in the sphere of infrastructure development has been well complimented by the recent statistics of tourist inflow as briefly depicted below :
Tourism is one sector which cannot grow to its true potential with governmental efforts alone. It requires private initiatives for investment and promotion. The State Govt. has endeavored to intensity private sector investment and participation in management and development of the projects already set up and also for establishment of new projects.
With these objectives in view, at present 45 various projects / units are run by ATDC in association with private participation.
Some major projects with private participation are:
In the above backdrop, tourism being a multi-sectoral activity, can be promoted by investment in some major projects. A tentative list of such projects are given below :
The Govt. of Assam also welcomes project proposals with details of techno-economic feasibility report for setting up large revenue generating projects for setting up as joint venture with provision for equity participation by Govt. of India, Ministry of Tourism and the State Govt. The Govt. of Assam may also provide ground hospitality and other supports for technical experts for conducting techno-economic study for such tourism projects in selected areas
The State Govt. will continue its Policy Initiatives for growth of tourism in the State. If the fiscal incentives available to other industries are also provided to the project/units under tourism sector in near future by the Govt of India, it will go a long way for sustainable growth of tourism sector in the entire North East region.