Hornbill Festival among Nagaland’s biggest intellectual properties

A total of Rs 450 lakh is earmarked for Hornbill Festival and Rs 250 lakh for Mini Hornbill Festivals in the Nagaland 2021-22 State Budget. (Morung File Photo)
A total of Rs 450 lakh is earmarked for Hornbill Festival and Rs 250 lakh for Mini Hornbill Festivals in the Nagaland 2021-22 State Budget. (Morung File Photo)

Morung Express News
Kohima | February 18 

The Hornbill Festival is one of Nagaland’s biggest intellectual properties and is an economic booster, Nagaland Chief Minster Neiphiu Rio declared today.

For a mere investments of a few crores, it generates an economic impact of close to a 100 crore, he said, presenting the presenting the 2021-22 State Budget. 

He also vowed that the 2021 edition of the Hornbill Festival will be organised as “the biggest ever event.”

“We are also making significant investments in improving tourism infrastructure in different districts including the interior areas,” he added. 

Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism has been provided with Rs 750 lakh. Of this Rs 450 lakh is earmarked for Hornbill Festival and Rs 250 lakh for Mini Hornbill Festivals.

New areas would be promotion adventure and sports tourism where sports events and tourism promotion will be linked, he said.