The Assam Government has sanctioned Rs. 300crore for tourism sector in order to promote the state as a global tourist destination.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took to Twitter saying, “We have sanctioned Rs. 300 crore to Assam tourism in the Assam Budget 2019. To promote the state as a global tourist destination, for the 1st time we are exploring the possibility of hosting the @filmfare Awards in Guwahati.”
It is to be mentioned that earlier in the month of July, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has informed that Bollywood Actor Priyanka Chopra is no longer the Tourism Brand Ambassador as her contract period has over.
She was appointed as the Assam Tourism Brand Ambassador on December, 2019.
However, rumors have also been spread that Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar might be the next brand Ambassador of Assam Tourism.