Dehradun, Oct 27 (PTI) Uttarakhand must fully harness potential for adventure tourism and develop at least three tourist spots on the lines of Switzerland to give a boost to the sector, industry body Assocham said today.Also Read - Steven Bergwijn Leads Netherlands to World Cup Qualification

Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat suggested that a master plan and policy on adventure tourism be framed by the state government by roping in experts and conducting surveys. Also Read - Hungary Stun Poland in World Cup Qualifiers; England Qualify With 10-0 Win

He added that while river rafting and other water-based adventure activities are possible in many rivers, trekking, rock climbing, camping in hills and others can bring dividends in the form of increased tourist inflow and more employment opportunities for people in the state. Also Read - VIDEO: Kylian Mbappe Misses Penalty as Switzerland Stuns France in Euro 2020 | WATCH

“This would not only help in strengthening social and physical infrastructure but will give a fillip to the state s economy thereby generating significant number of jobs which would also help in arresting the migration of youth.

“So the state government should identify and develop at least three tourist spots in the state on the lines of Switzerland to give a boost to adventure tourism,” he said.

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