/: Himachal Pradesh tourism and hospitality sector associates have welcomed the federal government’s curiosity subvention scheme on loans saying the transfer will assist revive the tourism business, which was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The state authorities had accredited the curiosity subvention scheme on loans in a gathering held on Thursday.
Underneath the scheme, tourism models paying GST as much as ₹1 crore will probably be entitled to a most loan of ₹50 lakh and people paying GST between ₹ 1crore as much as ₹three crore for at the least one yr ending March 31 will probably be entitled to loan as much as ₹75 lakh.
The models paying ₹three crore GST will probably be eligible for a loan of ₹1 crore.
Small registered tourism models may even be eligible for a most loan of ₹15 lakh.
Ashwani Bamba, president of Lodge and Restaurant Affiliation Dharamshala and state spokesperson, All Himachal Affiliation of Hospitality and Tourism mentioned following the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals related to the tourism business have been demanding monetary assist from the federal government to revive the sector.
The business was completely shut for the previous three months and its associates are discovering it troublesome to pay even the mounted bills, mentioned Bamba.
“Hoteliers were finding it difficult to pay for the fixed expenses like electricity/water, insurance, taxes, staff, and bank interest payments. We had requested for working capital from the state co-operative banks at subsidised rates of interest, so we could pay our fixed expenses,” he mentioned.
This loan interval will probably be for 4 years with curiosity subvention of 50% every for the primary two years.
Welcoming the federal government’s transfer Bamba mentioned: “We are thankful to the state government for this big relief to hoteliers in this difficult time”.
In the meantime, President, Shimla Lodge and Restaurant Affiliation Sanjay Sood mentioned, “The government assistance was direly needed as the hotel business has been badly hurt.”