In a bid to encourage tourism in the eastern part of the country, Assam has introduced new incentives and subsidies to encourage directors and producers of the Indian film industry to shoot movies in the state.

Speaking at an event, Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister, Assam, stated, “The Assam Government is offering incentives and subsidies, including financial grant of 25% of cost of shooting in Assam, to filmmakers of every language – Hindi as well as foreign language, who have produced minimum five feature films with countrywide audience and subject to a maximum limit of INR 1 crore.”

He added that there is also an additional rebate of 10% for films having the storyline on Assam’s culture, tourism and heritage as well as for shooting over 50% of the film in the state. For producers who have produced minimum 10 films in Hindi, English or any foreign language, there will be free accommodation and transport during the period of stay for the shooting of films in Assam.