Tourism ministry to create 2.5 crore additional employment in 12th Plan
of tourism has targeted to create additional employment of about 2.5 crore in
the tourism sector during the 12th five-year plan. The additional employment
that would be created would be both direct as well as indirect employment.
India’s share in
the international tourist arrivals is also targeted to increase to 1% from the
existing 0.64%, according to information provided by the ministry. During the
12th five year plan, the ministry is poised to address the various issues
related with development and promotion of tourism in the country including
Punjab, in consultation with the concerned state governments and union territory
administrations and tourism industry stakeholders.
The ministry of
tourism provides central financial assistance (CFA) to various state
governments/union territory administrations for various tourism projects
prioritized every year in consultation with them subject to availability of
funds, inter-se priority and adherence to the scheme guidelines.
resolve inter-ministerial issues involved in the development of tourism in the
country an inter-ministerial coordination committee has been constituted under
the chairmanship of the principal secretary to the prime minister.