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Tourism sector to generate 25 millions jobs

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Devi Jagadambi TempleIndia's tourism sector to generate 25 million jobs during 12th Five Year Plan.


New Delhi. With the Ministry of tourism  targeting over 12 per cent growth rate in in-bound as well as domestic tourists, it has been projected that tourism sector will generate additional jobs of about 25 million, both direct and indirect, during the 12th Fiver year Plan. This was stated by Union Minister for Tourism Mr Subodh Kant Sahai while presenting National Awards for excellence in hospitality education for the year 2010-11. He said the direct employment in hospitality sector will also be substantial.

Mr Sahai added that employment related to hospitality trades alone would be around 3.6 million. The Minister informed the gathering that hospitality industry needs about 200,000 trained persons every year but the supply is just about 18000 persons, which gets further reduced to about 12000 persons after adjusting an attrition of about 30 to 35 per cent.

Referring to the  encouraging trends in International and domestic tourism Mr Sahai said tourism is now being recognised as one of the key drivers of growth and employment generation in the country. He said the contribution of tourism to the GDP is estimated to be more than 9 per cent.

The Minister referred to an independent study carried out by his Ministry  to identify major gaps that existed in terms of infrastructure and service delivery at major tourist destinations. He said this study concluded that, for both the foreign and domestic tourist, the lack of hygiene and sanitary conditions in and around monuments/ destinations, poor solid waste management around the monuments/destinations and absence of hygienically maintained public amenities like toilets were the key factors that were impeding our efforts to catapult India as a leading tourist destination.

Mr Sahai said,“Campaign Clean India” is aimed to undertake both sensitisation and action at field level on bringing our tourism destinations and their surroundings to an acceptable level of cleanliness and hygiene. He said the objective is also to ensure that these levels are sustained through ownership and involvement of private and public sector stakeholders.

Mr Sahai said in order to preserve, propagate, research, document and patent the numerous hues of the Indian cuisines through an institutional mechanism, the Ministry of Tourism has already initiated steps for the setting up of the Indian Culinary Institute with six of its centres across the country.


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