Haryana Government gives yoga guru Ramdev Cabinet Minister Status

Haryana government on 13 April 2015 decided to give status equivalent to state Cabinet Minister to yoga guru Ramdev.

Earlier in January 2015, state government had appointed him as its brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda.

By promoting yoga and Ayurveda, Haryana state government is seeking amalgamation of tradition and modernity in order to turn Haryana into a model state based on Indian values and traditions.

In this regard state government is also planning to include yoga in the school syllabus and develop herbal forest in the state under the supervision of yoga guru Ramdev which will include thousands of species of ayurvedic herbs.

State government will also construct yogshalas in all the towns and about 6,500 villages of the state to make Yoga a compulsory subject in Haryana’s schools.

Gujarat government launches industrial tourism to showcase development

Gujarat government has launched industrial tourism package to promote its development by showcasing its major industrial installations which have earned global acclaim for state.

It is a first of its kind initiative India, offered by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGL) in collaboration with Ahmedabad based Akshar Travels Pvt Ltd.

The tour package is called as Industrial Tour of Gujarat and will cover some of the major industrial attractions of the state. It includes Tata Nano plant in Sanand, Amul Dairy in Anand, Alang ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar and Pipavav port near Amreli.

It will also include Mrbi-based ceramic industry, Tata Chemicals factory in Mithapur, Asia’s biggest Ajanta clock factory, Reliance Refinery in Jamnagar.

The package will also take tourists to salt pans near Okha and  Kadi in Mehsana, which has the highest number of cotton gins in Asia.