To attract more local and international tourists across the state, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and tourism minister C T Ravi have unveiled the new ‘Karnataka tourism policy 2020-2025.’

The new tourism policy is expected to create over 10 lakh jobs and also aims to attract ₹5,000 crore investments in the sector by 2025.

According to the official statement released by the state government, “The tourism policy encourages greater participation of the local community in tourism activities to create inclusive socio-cultural growth and generate economic benefits for the people of Karnataka.”

Agri tourism and rural tourism are key aspects of the policy. In addition to boosting agricultural and farming activities, various elements of rural life in Karnataka such as local cuisine, culture, tradition and art will also be promoted.

The projects focusing on sustainable and environment friendly initiatives will be covered under this new programme.