The Consulate General of India in South Africa partnered with Uttar Pradesh(UP) to boost Tourism to India Post Covid-19 and highlight the various religious sites and other attractions in UP.
- On 24th March 2021, During the meeting titled “Post COVID Tourism in India” the detailed plans to attract tourists to UP was shared by Mukesh Kumar Meshram, Principal Secretary for Tourism and Culture in UP.
- The meet was organised by Anju Ranjan, Indian Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Note:India is the Second largest tourism hub.
Reason for partnership:
i.South Africa partnered with UP since the large number of descendents of the first Indian who arrived in South Africa were from UP and Bihar.
ii.UP has a special desk called “Tracing the Roots” which will help the descendents to find their ancestry so that they can get the OCI cards.
Post COVID Tourism to India(UP):
i.UP is committed to make Ayodhya a leading place for tourism among the religious places in the World.
ii.The New Tourism policy of UP which features incentives for the tourism sector including the subsidies in a wide range of areas for boosting tourism.
The Satguru Travel, an international company has received a special citation from Anju Ranjan for its supporting the repatriation flights to India during the COVID-19 lockdown in India.
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On September 8, 2020, Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), through which Take-Home ration will now be manufactured and supplied by Women self-help groups (SHGs).
About South Africa:
President- Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa
Currency- South African Rand
Capital- Pretoria(executive), Bloemfontein(judicial) and Cape Town(legislative)
Consulate General of India– Anju Ranjan