Tourism is usually presented as a growth engine for economic and social development. Unfortunately, tourism development provides offers many examples of marginalization of local community needs and aspirations and the overriding of rights of  local bodies. Tourism establishments use many  resources that fall under the jurisdiction of the Local Self Governance Institutions (LSGIs). Hence, it is necessary that these establishments take prior permission and consent from these institutions before initiating projects. Therefore it is important to analyse these Constitutional provisions in relation to the development of tourism.
Experience reflects that these institutions are not able to perform the roles and responsibilities as per their constitutional mandate. At times lack of political will of state and central government are responsible for non-performance of these institutions, while at operational level diverse political agenda of these bodies, creation of parallel institutions, lack of support from the line departments and ambiguity of powers and functions across various levels of local governance put constraints in functioning of these local institutions. In the light of 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments and tourism developments it is imperative to draw a correlation between the Constitutional Provisions and development of tourism industry.