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Punjab to be developed as shootings hub: Badal

The Punjab Govt has announced plans to set up top class infrastructure facilities for entertainment industry to promote Punjab as TV Serial and Film shootings Tourism destination.

business Updated: Sep 27, 2008 17:46 IST

The Punjab Government would chalk out a comprehensive plan for the setting up of class infrastructure facilities for entertainment industry to promote Punjab as Television Serial and Film shootings Tourism destination in the entire northern region of the country.

An announcement to this effect was made by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today while inaugurating the 'Cinematic Tourism Conference' in this district.

Speaking on the occastion, Badal said that as the glorious land of Punjab was blessed with landscape that illustrate prosperity, valour and emotional bounds of love and amity amongst all the people, it was obligatory on their part to explore new avenues in the fields of entertainment and tourism industries because both these industries were interlinked.

Badal called upon the film and TV serial makers/producers of the film Industry to promote rich Punjabi culture through their creations.

He also urged them to come in large number to make their serials and films in the region, which would also help the state
in terms of tremendous employment generation. He said that the state government had waved off the entertainment tax on the films.