Tourism plans have boosted in Nashik. Following a report submitted by the Tourism Finance corporation of India (TFCI) that Nashik was a ‘filthy’, unfriendly and ill-equipped city for tourists’,The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Limited (MTDCL) has asked for a tourism plan from the Nashik district collectorate.
In November 2012, the TFCI had carried out a survey and later the report was submitted to Maharashtra Government. Keeping in mind infrastructure required for tourists, the state-level tourism committee has asked the Nashik administration to plan for tourism development. State Tourism body asked the Nashik administration for the preparation of a tourism plan that could be implemented over the next five years, in a letter issued on January 8th 2014. The tourism plan to be furnished will be of Rs 350 core. The district had received nearly Rs 60 crore in the past four years.
The TFCI report pointed out the lack of washrooms at tourism spots, their cleanliness, unavailability of quality food and other amenities, lamenting lack of cleanliness of the Godavari river, which has been so severely polluted that its water was ‘unfit for bathing’.The guidelines for the plan maintain that basic facilities should be given priority, which includes lavatories and drinking water supply.
Near the major tourist spots in the district, destinations where development is to be carried out are located.A good tourism plan is on its way to be introduced in Nashik !