Jharkhand Tourism Sets the Stage at the 49thInternational Film Festival of India (IFFI)

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Goa Khabar: Inauguration of Jharkhand Tourism Pavilion today by  Amit Khare Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Govt of India Along with Nidhi Khare, IAS, Mr. Chaitanya Prasad, Director, DFF, Mr. Santhil, OSD, DFF and Baidhyanath Sharma Pankaj, Deputy Director Jharkhand Tourism. In presence of Sayed Rashid, Assistant Director IPRD, Subita Dhan, Assistant Director IPRD.Jharkhand has been selected as the State of Focus for 49thIFFI 2018 and Jharkhand Day will be celebrated on 24th November 2018 as part of the festival.

Movies being shown at the event include Death in the Gunj, Ranchi Diaries, Begum Jaan with others.Jharkhand has produced the biggest stars from its region that include Cricketer MS Dhoni, Actress Priyanka Chopra, Archer Deepika Kumari, Actor R. Madhavan, and Director Imtiyaz Ali.

Jharkhand is a hidden jewel. The growing phenomenon with different aspects to tourism industry is stimulating a new growth for the state. Jharkhand has been called as the untouched territory that has been vastly unexplored, and in the recent past Bollywood has been focusing on the state and voluntarily promoting it through films. Films are a medium that can highlight the beauty and vastness of the state and bring its multi-cultural diversity that has great growing sensibilities, making the state quite open to trying new forums to promote the state. The backdrop of the state is a foliage of green cover with scenic beauty, being the only state in the country with the most number of waterfalls, incredible wildlife, tribal culture, which can make a beautiful screen space and backdrop of many films.

With the coming of Film Policy, many movies have been locally produced in Jharkhand in recent times, in local languages – Santhale, Nagpuri, Khortha, Mundari, Bho etc. Some of these include films like Rofa, Arjun, Murgaon, Murdes, Mahua, etc. The film policy is giving stimulus to local languages and local film makers also.

In the recent years MS Dhoni: The Untold Story- a biopic on Cricketer MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was based in Ranchi, which brought focus on the state and with critically acclaimed film such as Udaan which was shot in Jamshedpur known as The Steel City of India, and Ranchi Diaries which was based in Ranchi with a very apt tagline “Small Town, Big Dreams” the capital of the State. The Death in the Gunj- the most critically acclaimed movie which was shot Mcluskiganj, directed by Konkona Sen, it was toued for its picturesque locations and beautiful hills. Bollywood has been catching up to the beautiful scenic spots and waterfalls of Jharkhand.

Nastik, an Arjun Rampal film is being shot in Daltonganj and Japla, Sunil Shetty starrer Koylanchal will be covering different areas of Jharkhand.Big filmmakers are taking huge steps towards promoting the states as it has opened arms with easy policies for the film sector, that include supporting the production, making essential facilities available, encouragement through attractive packages in film tourism.

On this auspicious occasion Mr Amit Khare addressed that “ IFFI has started associating state as the Focus State this year, the purpose of this is to bring into focus, small and unexplored states. They to have huge potential given a chance and a platform, they to will catch up with bigger states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu etc. Associating Jharkhand will give major boast to Jharkhand film and Toruism Industry, the progressive film policy along with attractive shooting locales will rope in big filmmakers and will help in creating more jobs and will provide platform for local artists, filmmakers and technicians.”

Highlights for Film Policy:

*Single window systems for clearances and sanctions, subsidy upto 2 crores, or 25% of cost of production. Better incentives with each film project.

* 50 lakhs for promoting tourism through films, 50% of cost of processing films in Jharkhand post shooting.

* Additional incentives for National & International award winning Director/ Producer.

*Five main actors from Jharkhand additional grant upto 25 lakhs or their remuneration whichever is less. If all Actors from Jharkhand additional grant of 50 lakhs or the remuneration whichever is less.

*All other facilities incidental and ancillary to shooting with a view to facilitate film production.

About Jharkhand

Jharkhand, is the 28th State of India. Located right on the Chhotanagpur plateau, which is one of the oldest land formations in the world has nearly one-third of its total area under forest cover. Jharkhand is rightfully called the “land of forests”. The lush green forests, rivers and waterfalls of this land are home to many kinds of spectacular flora and fauna.

Age-old tribes are the main inhabit of this wonderful land, the state is also a hub of industry, commerce and education. A treasure-trove of minerals comprises 40 per cent of the mineral wealth of the country ranking first in the production of coal, mica and iron and helps in making Jharkhand one of the richest states of India in natural resources.

Jharkhand has been one of India’s emerging tourist attractions with its wide arena of attractions. Our key segments such as Festivals of Jharkhand, Heritage Trails and Heritage Sites, Tribal Tourism, Wildlife Resorts and National Parks, Rock Art, Medical Tourism, Religious Tourism, Handicrafts, Cultural Vistas, etc, are unique and spell-binding for any discerning visitor.

Why Jharkhand?

Jharkhand has been one of India’s emerging tourist attractions with its wide arena of attractions. Our key segments such as Festivals of Jharkhand, Heritage Trails and Heritage Sites, Tribal Tourism, Wildlife Resorts and National Parks, Rock Art, Medical Tourism, Religious Tourism, Handicrafts, Cultural Vistas, etc, are unique and spell-binding for any discerning visitor.

• The state with over 3 Crores domestic tourist is currently ranked 9th in the state.
• The Economic Survey of the state predicts a high growth rate of 8.83 per cent.
• The state has almost 40% of the mineral reserves found in India.
• A growing middle-class has made Eastern India being called ‘The Retail Market of Tomorrow’
• Ranked seventh in the World Bank’s “Ease of doing Business” in India reporting 2016.
• Jharkhand beckons you to reach out to India’s fastest growing travel and tourism market!
• Excellent connectivity to destinations across India! Enhanced Rail, Road and Air links.
• A growing middle-class has made Eastern India being called ‘The Retail Market of Tomorrow’