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English Release 22-August 2014
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  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India to visit West Bengal on August 23 and 24
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  • Delegation of Gujjar and Bakkarwal Youths from Jammu & Kashmir Calls on Vice President
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  • PM condoles the passing away of Shri UR Ananthamurthy
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  • Shri Saurabh Patel, Minister, Govt of Gujarat, calls on PM
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  • Min of Agriculture
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  • 589 Passengers Being Tracked for Ebola Virus Disease
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  • Home Minister Reviews Uttar Pradesh Flood Situation
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  • Government committed to development of North Eastern Region
  • Doordarshan to host ABU-ROBOCON 2014 International Contest at Pune from 22nd-26th August, 2014
  • Min of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
  • The Minister of MSME holds interactive Conference with State Industries/ MSME Ministers and Secretaries.
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  • J&K Vichar Manch Delegation Calls on Dr. Najma A. Heptulla
  • 2-Member Bahai Delegation Calls on Dr. Najma A. Heptulla
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  • Government Committed to Strengthen Domestic Manufacturing in Solar Sector Says Shri Piyush Goyal
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Regarding Civil Services Examination, 2015
  • ACC Appointment
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  • Production Performance Oil & Natural Gas Sector for the month of July, 2014
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket decreased to US$ 99.97 per bbl on 21.08.2014
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  • Railway Minister Gives Away Cash Award to Railway Sportspersons for Winning Medals at CWG-2014, Glasgow
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  • Government to Increase Funding for Research –Dr.Jitendra Singh
  • Collaborative Research
  • Min of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • States Asked to Speed up Development of SC/OBC/Senior Citizen and Rehabilitation of Drug Addict Says Minister for SJE
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Union Tourism Ministry simplifies procedure for Hotel classification and re-classification
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  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on August 21, 2014
  • Ghagra and Rapti Flowing in High Flood Situation

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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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