Strides in the Indian Tourism Sector
Shri K.J. Alphons, Honorable Minister of State for Tourism, provides a brief overview of the schemes and growth in the Indian tourism sector.
India is now one of the easiest countries to travel into, with the extension of the e-Visa regime to 163 countries. Foreign tourist arrivals and domestic tourism have recorded an increase. 14.62 million jobs have been created over the last 4 years. The flagship schemes of Swadesh Darshan and PRASAD aim to develop infrastructure around heritage and religious sites. The Adopt-A-Heritage program enables public and private sector companies and individuals to adopt ASI sites to provide global standard infrastructure and amenities.