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Govt to provide tax holidays under 'Home Stay' tourism scheme

With an aim to boost tourism in the rural areas of the state, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to provide a five years' tax holidays to villagers under the "Home Stay" scheme, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has said.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2009 18:48 IST

With an aim to boost tourism in the rural areas of the state, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to provide a five years' tax holidays to villagers under the "Home Stay" scheme, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has said.

As per the decision, no service tax, luxury tax and sales tax will be taken from homes registered under the scheme.Persons from the state whose house is built in Himachali architecture having more than one room with the houseowner himself staying there, can register themselves with the District Tourism Development Officer.The ambitious tourism project has been launched to boost tourism in interior areas of the hill state. Besides, it is also intended to shift the load of tourists from urban areas to villages.