Uttarakhand Film association has taken a major step to accelerate the growth of media and local film industry. The Uttarakhand Film Association has abated the entertainment taxes for the state for the coming half decade. Vinod Sharma DG Information, addressed the press about this forthcoming decision to be implemented.
The Information Ministry has passed this bill in order to cater the local film industry and as a result encourage them to come at par with the mainstream cinema. Lately many leading Bollywood directors like Karan Johar for his film 'Student of the Year' have shot parts of their movies at locations like Dehradun, Rishikesh and others in Uttarakhand. Indian television serials like ‘Ek Hazaro me meri Behena hai’ were entirely shot in Rishikesh.
While others come to portray the picturesque locations of Uttarakhand in their movies, the local cinema has only lately got the much deserved acknowledgement. This new step by Ministry of Information has been taken to put on a spurt to the flourishing Uttarakhand's local entertainment sectors, primarily films.
Vinod Sharma DG Information during his dissertation told about the goals to be achieved by bringing this reform. He said that this will enhance the rate of infrastructural development, film making and production and development of more shooting locations. This is turn would help to increase the number of tourists visiting the state and help in the economic growth of the state. It will be revolutionary due to the motivation received by local filmmakers and the beautification and restoration of the aesthetic locations of the state. The state has decided to refurbish all the existing cinema halls of Uttarakhand situated 1000 m above sea level.