India aims for 100 million jobs via tourism industry by 2022

Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017

KJ AlphonsThe Union tourism ministry announced on Monday about some essential initiatives to boost annual international tourism traffic to the nation from the present 14.4 million to 40 million in the following five years.


The initiatives are inclusive of establishing a national tourism board, facilitation centres at the key airports for foreign tourists and make the world heritage monuments ever more charming, make visa norms convenient and invite private sector to adopt monuments to improve the facilities here.


KJ Alphons who is the Union tourism minister said at a press conference that they have set a target of offering an overwhelming 100 million jobs from the current 43 million through the tourism sector and 40 million foreign visitors to India within the next five years.


Rashmi Verma who is the tourism secretary also addressed reporters saying that they would now be creating upgraded facilities at the airport so that they obtain clearance much faster and would not need to stand in long queues.


Apart from that they would also be setting up facilitation centres at some of the key airports like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and others to help people arriving on e-visas.


The tourism minister also revealed that there has been a suggestion that they establish a national tourism board. Officials then said that the ministry had been making attempts to make sure that the world heritage sites of India and also the monuments would be protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. Only then would they have an increased potential to draw more tourists.


He went on to state that they have also introduced a fresh scheme known as ‘Adopt-A-Museum’ in which they have offered selected ASI monuments and the World Heritage sites for adoption by the industry or the public sector for setting up basic amenities including clean toilets, clean drinking water and clean surroundings.


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