Friday, 10 August 2012

Development of Tourism


The development and promotion of tourism is primarily the responsibility of the respective State Government/Union Territory (UT) Administration. However, the Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for tourism infrastructure development projects identified in consultation with them, subject to availability of funds, inter-se-priority and adherence to Scheme Guidelines. The Ministry of Tourism has not prepared any special package for development of tourism in Kerala. 

            The Ministry of Tourism runs centralized campaigns in electronic, print and online media, in both international and domestic markets to promote various Indian tourism destinations and products. Besides, the Ministry participates in various International Tourism/Trade fairs, exhibitions, events to promote Indian tourism destinations and products. The Ministry through its overseas offices also, interalia, organizes Road Shows, Know India Seminars/Workshops to create awareness about Indian destinations and products, invites international tour operators, media persons and opinion makers under its hospitality scheme to give them firsthand experience of Indian tourist destinations and products. 
                        The details of projects sanctioned for the development and promotion of tourism infrastructure in all States/UTs in the country during the 11th Five Year Plan as follows:- 

(₹ In Crore)
Sl. No.
Name of the State
No. of Projects Sanctioned
Amount Sanctioned
1
Andhra Pradesh
52
244.62
2
Arunachal Pradesh
62
174.25
3
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
0
0.00
4
Assam
26
95.94
5
Bihar
18
57.59
6
Chandigarh
19
30.99
7
Chhattisgarh
11
45.58
8
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
3
0.24
9
Daman & Diu
1
0.12
10
Delhi
27
78.29
11
Goa
8
77.90
12
Gujarat
17
86.36
13
Haryana
35
99.78
14
Himachal  Pradesh
45
128.79
15
Jammu and Kashmir
145
391.17
16
Jharkhand
21
67.27
17
Kerala
40
163.53
18
Karnataka
31
140.48
19
Lakshadweep
1
7.82
20
Maharashtra
23
162.96
21
Manipur
36
137.82
22
Meghalaya
28
61.64
23
Mizoram
33
79.59
24
Madhya Pradesh
59
203.19
25
Nagaland
75
176.96
26
Odisha
40
127.95
27
Puducherry
20
74.75
28
Punjab
16
66.69
29
Rajasthan
28
125.41
30
Sikkim
86
213.68
31
Tamil Nadu
49
160.78
32
Tripura
48
91.56
33
Uttar Pradesh
44
168.39
34
Uttarakhand
31
198.68
35
West Bengal
48
149.54
GRAND TOTAL
1226
4090.31

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed  in a written reply to Shri N.K.Singh in Rajya Sabhatoday.

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