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Sustainability is a choice – if we have the courage to make it 
September 27, 2017

Declaring 2017 as the year of Sustainable Tourism has once again served to highlight how unsustainable mainstream tourism..

 
India Is Weaponizing its Spiritual Tourists 
August 09, 2017

Every July, thousands of buses, trucks, cars, mules, and palanquin bearers crawl up 12, 768  treacherous feet of mountainous terrain to reach the Amarnath cav..

 
Caught In The Legal Mesh 
July 05, 2017
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June 10, 2017

I remember as a kid in the month of August a few dozen buses full of Yatri

 
Amarnath Yatra Clashes With Burhan Wani Death Anniversary, Forces Anxious 
May 29, 2017

In exactly a month from now will begin the annual pilgrimage to...

 
Budget 2016: Tourism Ministry Gets 70% Hike
February 29, 2016

Budget 2016: Tourism Ministry Gets 70% Hike
 
Arun Jaitley earmarked Rs 1,500 crore under plan and Rs 90 crore under non-plan heads.
 
http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-budget-2016-tourism-ministry-gets-70-hike-2184089
 
29 February 2016
 
New Delhi: Tourism Ministry got 70% hike in the Union budget with an allocation of Rs 1,590 crore, to focus on infrastructure development and promotion and publicity initiatives.
 
The Budget 2016-17, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament, earmarked Rs 1,500 crore under plan and Rs 90 crore under non-plan heads.
 
As per the revised estimates, Rs 932 crore was given to the ministry in 2015-16.
 
For 2016-17, the government allocated Rs 900 crore for infrastructure development with over Rs 700 crore for Swadesh Darshan scheme and Rs 100 crore for PRASAD scheme.
 
Under Swadesh Darshan scheme, theme-based tourism circuits have been identified for infrastructure development across the country, while PRASAD's (national mission on pilgrimage rejuvenation and spiritual augmentation drive) objective is to augment religious and spiritual tourism in the country.
 
The government has also allocated about Rs 413 crore for promotion and publicity activities in India and abroad, including market development assistance, to woo tourists.
 
Among other allocations, the government has earmarked an amount of Rs 160 crore for training and skill development in the tourism sector.