Kerala’s famed Responsible Tourism (RT) found another State officially emulating the pioneering initiative, as Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kerala for implementation of the Kerala model, which involves local communities and makes tourism a tool for rural development.
The two states signed a joint declaration under which Kerala will extend a series of services under a 16-point programme.
The MoUs were exchanged at a ceremony by the state’s Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Madhya Pradesh counterpart Usha Thakur.
It ensures social and cultural stability besides environmental protection,” he noted, terming the pact with Madhya Pradesh as “another milestone” for Kerala Tourism and its RT Mission.
Today’s MoU entrusts Kerala RT Mission with the task of implementing RT projects in Madhya Pradesh in ways that suit that state.