Maha Gov’s Library Project: MTDC Resorts Will Now House Libraries Accessible For Tourists

by Shreya Rathod
Maha Gov’s Library Project: MTDC Resorts Will Now House Libraries Accessible For Tourists

We are always advised to inculcate habits — and reading is a good one to start with. It helps us to gain knowledge, increase our imagination power and develop the ability to read and understand everything. And to promote reading, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has decided to start the ‘library project’. Read further to know what it is and how it can impact the tourism industry of Maharashtra.

The Library Project: MTDC Initiative

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The MTDC is a government company responsible for tourism in Maharashtra. And they have taken the initiative of opening libraries in most MTDC resorts this summer. These libraries will house books by renowned writers, poets and famous personalities and books related to local tourism. It is estimated that this will help promote tourism and Dipak Harne, the regional manager of MTDC, has stated his views on it.

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Regional Manager Sheds Light On The Topic

While speaking on the library project, Dipak Harne stated that during summer many tourists prefer staying indoors and avoiding the afternoon heat. Meanwhile, they engage in a lot of indoor activities and reading is one of them. And to promote this, they are setting up libraries in MTDC resorts.

A majority of tourists opt for MTDC resorts for their affordable rates and good facilities. In addition to this, they even promote local cuisine and culture. The months from April to mid-June are considered the holiday period and places like Konkan, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, etc experience a majority of tourists.

As for their latest library project, Dipak Harne points out that the MTDC has in-house publications. It provides insight into various destinations along with other books gifted by tourists and writers.

The authorities are deciding to include travelogues, pictorials, coffee-table books, and biographies of novelists and other famous personalities and books that will promote local literature. Moreover, these books will be available in various foreign languages like German, French, etc.

Currently, the resorts in Mahabaleshwar, Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) and Nashik are active. As for Pune, resort libraries will start in a few days. The authorities are keen on increasing reading habits in public, especially among children.

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The more you read, the more you learn!

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