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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
MARKET RESEARCH DIVISION

FINAL REPORT ON 20 YEARS PERSPECTIVE TOURISM PLAN FOR THE STATE OF BIHAR

MARCH 2003

CONSULTING ENGINEERING SERVICES (I) PRIVATE LIMITED
NEW DELHI KOLKATA MUMBAI CHENNAI

Project: 20 Years Perspective (Tourism) Plan for the State of Bihar Document: 2002026/UP/FR Preface

Sheet 1 of 1 Date: March, 2003 Revision: R0

Preface
The history of Bihar indicates a rich culture inherited from various dynasty and birthplace of and great personalities and several religions. It has immense potential for tourism activities like religious tourism, heritage tourism, and nature tourism. Apart from that, the wildlife, birds and sanctuaries hold vast potential for eco-tourism. But the tourism potential of the state for generating much needed income and employment remain under utilized. With this scenario, Marketing Division, Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India has taken proactive steps to carry out 20 Year Perspective (Tourism) Plan for the State of Bihar. M/s Consulting Engineering Services (India) Private Ltd. has been assigned to evolve a meaningful plan considering all facets of tourism development in the State. The Tourism Master Plan for Bihar has been prepared as per the guidelines suggested by the Department of Tourism, Government of India by developing sustainable tourism giving year-wise phasing of investment indicating short term and long term plans for implementation of identified potential development schemes/ project/ products.

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Project: 20 Years Perspective (Tourism) Plan for the State of Bihar Document: 2002026/UP/FR Acknowledgement

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Consulting Engineering Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. acknowledges the valuable guidance, assistance and help extended to our team members from time to time and is indeed grateful to the following individuals, departments and organization without which we would not have been able to complete the assignment successfully.

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Mr. Amitabh Kanth, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India Mr. J. Dash, Jt. Director General (MR), M.R. Division, Govt. of India Mr. D. D. Mathur, Dy Director, (MR), M.R. Division, Govt. of India Commissioner & Secretary, Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of Bihar Mr. Umesh Chandra Sharma, Dy. Secretary, Tourism, Govt. of Bihar Mr. Atul Prasad, Managing Director, Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. 7. Mr. Prem Kishore Prasad, Asst. Supt. Arch. Engineer, Archeological Survey of India, Patna Circle 8. Mr. S. K. Mohanta, Data Processing Officer (M.R.) Marketing Division, Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India 9. Mr. A.K. Srivastava, Planner, Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of Bihar 10. Marketing Divison, Department of Tourism, Govt. of India 11. Department of Tourism, Govt. of Bihar 12. Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. 13. Archaeological Survey of India, Patna Circle 14. Department of Forest & Environment, Govt. of Bihar 15. ITDC, Patna 16. Conservator Forest Range office, Katihar 17. Bihar Tourism Information Centre, Patna

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Project: 20 Years Perspective (Tourism) Plan for the State of Bihar Document: 2002026/UP/FR CONTENTS

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CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CHAPTER 1 PROJECT BACKGROUND 1.1 1.2 INTRODUCTION BIHAR - AN OVERVIEW 1.2.1 Regional Setting 1.2.2 Climate 1.2.3 Physiography, Flora & Fauna 1.2.4 History & Administration 1.2.5 People 1.2.6 Economy 1.2.7 Industries 1.2.8 Connectivity TOURISM POTENTIAL NATIONAL LEVEL TOURISM POLICY 1.4.1 Defined Objectives in the National Tourism Policy for Tourism Development in the State of Bihar GENERAL PERSPECTIVE OF GLOBAL SCENARIO TERMS OF REFERENCE 1.6.1 Scope of Work 1.6.2 Deliverable OBJECTIVES APPROACH 1.8.1 Planning Tourism as an Integrated System 1.8.2 Planning for Sustainable Tourism Development...
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