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English Release 31-July 2014
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  • President's Secretariat
  • Envoys of Five Nations present credentials to President of India
  • President of India to visit West Bengal and Telangana on August 1 and 2, 2014

  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Awareness Programme Under Pensioner’s Portal
  • Review of Administrative Process
  • Process of Empanelment Before Appointment
  • ACC Appointments
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Petroleum Minister calls upon the OMCs to pool their resources, technologies, experiences and best practices to be better prepared for the challenges of the future
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket decreased to US$ 106.12 per bbl on 30.07.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Rs. 73,392 crore will be an Estimated Completion Cost of Railways’ Two Dedicated Freight Corridors, Excluding Sonnagar-Dankuni Section
  • Railways Plan to Provide wi-fi Facility at Major Stations and in Important Trains
  • Railways to Install 5000 more Automatic Ticket Vending Machines at Stations
  • Railways to Provide Rail Connectivity to all Capitals of North Eastern Region
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Schemes for Development of Tribes and Tribal Areas
  • National Committee on Forest Rights Act (FRA) Recommendations Highlights
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Municipal bodies not empowered as required, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu
  • Monkey and dog menace at Parliament House being tackled
  • Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • India won 4 Silver and 1 Bronze on day 7 of CWG 2014

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Ministry of Tourism22-November, 2012 17:19 IST
Policies Regarding Sustainable Tourism

Ministry of Tourism has finalized the Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI) in February 2012. This criterion includes Principles and Indicators for Sustainable Tourism practices for the tour operators and hotel sector, the two most important segments of tourism industry.

The ‘Guidelines for Tourism in and around Tigers Reserves’ has been notified by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Ministry of Environment & Forests. As per these guidelines, all the States have been asked to notify the State-level ecotourism strategy within a year from the date of notification of the guidelines. The guideline has also recommended the identification and monitoring of ecologically sensitive areas surrounding the tiger reserves to ensure the ecological integrity or corridor/buffer areas which will prevent encroachment. The Ministry of Tourism has guidelines for Approval of Hotel Projects at the implementation stage and also guidelines for Classification of operational hotels under various categories including such hotels being constructed around eco sensitive and protected areas. As per these guidelines, hotels at the project stage itself are required to incorporate various eco-friendly measures like sewage treatment plant (STP), rain water harvesting system, waste management system, pollution control, introduction of non-Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) equipment for refrigeration and air conditioning, measures for energy and water conservation etc.

The Ministry of Tourism has not commissioned any study regarding the impact of tourism in the protected areas and hence no reports are available.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism (IC) Dr. K. Chiranjeevi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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