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Tourism ministry to create 2.5 crore additional employment in 12th Plan

MUMBAI: Ministry 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.

Further to 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.