Now, no need for NOC to run homestays in Kerala

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A no-objection certificate (NOC) from the local bodies is no longer required to run homestays in the Kerala, according to a recent government order.

The government took the important decision while considering the long-standing demand of homestay owners and entrepreneurs in the state, as per a post put up by Tourism Minister P A Mohammed Riyas on his official Facebook page.

The government has clarified that the local bodies need not issue NOC for the homestays to get the tourism department's classification. This is also expected to make it easier for entrepreneurs to start homestays. The minister explained that this action is part of the government’s policy on ease of doing business.

The minister exuded hope that the decision would pave the way for the growth of homestays in the tourism sector, provide more accommodation facilities for the tourists and thereby increase the income of the local residents.  

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