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English Release 31-January 2015
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  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India Congratulates DRDO on the Successful Test-Firing of Agni-V
  • President’s Message on the Occasion of 38th Anniversary of Indian Coast Guard
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM reviews PaHaL Scheme for Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG Subsidy
  • PM salutes our scientists, on the successful test-firing of Agni V missile
  • PM gives best wishes to all athletes participating in the 35th National Games
  • Min of Comm. & Information Technology
  • Commemorative Postage Stamp on Swachh Bharat Released
  • Min of Culture
  • Dr Mahesh Sharma lays foundation stone of campus buildings of National Museum Institute and Indian Culinary Institute
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • Siri Fort Auditorium amongst the top 50 auditoriums for cinema viewing in India- Col Rajyavardhan Rathore
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • ACC Appointments
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Dr Mahesh Sharma lays foundation stone of campus buildings of National Museum Institute and Indian Culinary Institute
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Tribal Afairs Ministers Felicitates Tribal Guests and the Tableaux Artistes & Supporting Staff, who had Participated in this Year’s Republic Day Parade
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  • Speech made by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Urban Development at the Inauguration of 35th National Games in Kerala on 31st January, 2015
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Ministry of Tourism29-November, 2012 16:44 IST
Foreign Exchange through Tourism

The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India during 2011 were Rs.77591 Crore (Provisional). The share of India in International Tourist Arrivals in 2011 was 0.64 per cent.

Although the tourism sector in India has grown in the recent years, it is felt that with India’s vast bounties of nature, its great treasures of art, architecture and philosophical thought, its rich cultural heritage, its varied rural countryside and wildlife, age - old practices of Yoga, Siddha, etc. spread across different States/Union Territories, there is immense tourism potential to tap, which can lead to further growth in tourism.

In order to attract more tourists to the country, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, is undertaking many activities which include release of print, electronic and online media campaigns, under the ‘Incredible India’ brand-line. Besides, the Ministry through its overseas offices, interalia organises Road Shows, Workshops; participates in various Fairs, Exhibitions and Events to promote various Indian tourist destinations and products.

The Ministry of Tourism also provides financial assistance to stakeholders for promotion of tourism in the international and domestic markets under the Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme.

As per the estimates of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, total receipts from international tourism including international passenger transport, reached US$1.2 trillion in 2011. The total receipts from international tourism excluding international passenger transport, stood at US$1.03 trillion (provisional) in 2011, showing a growth rate of 11.1% over 2010.

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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