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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

63rd National Film Awards - Gujarat named Most Film-Friendly State Monday March 28,2016

Gujarat was on Monday March 28,2016 named the Most Film Friendly State at the 63rd National Film Awards

Senthil Rajan, director, Directorate of Film Festivals, announced the award at the National Media Centre,New Delhi
This is the first time that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has bestowed this award in order to promote film tourism in states.

"We had 16 entries from different states, and this is a major step by the Indian government to promote film tourism in the states because this sort of an award will enthuse the states.
"We chose Gujarat primarily because of the efforts in the direction of ease of doing business and facilitation of films and towards the promotion of Indian cinema," Rajan said.

A special mention was also given to Uttar Pradesh for its single window clearance efforts and incentives offered by the government, and to Kerala

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