Contribution of Tourism Sector to GDP

Published on : Thursday, August 7, 2014

download-110The Indian Minister of State Indian for Culture & Tourism Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has said that the 2nd Tourism Satellite Account of India  was prepared for the reference period 2009-10 in the year 2012. As per the 2nd TSAI – 2009-10 and subsequent estimation for years 2010-11 and 2011-12,

 

 

 

the contribution of tourism  to total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country in percentage terms and in Rupees Crore are given below:

Year
Contribution of Tourism to India’s GDP (%)
Tourism GDP (in Rs. Crore)
Direct
Indirect
Total
Direct
Indirect
Total
2009-10    3.68    3.09    6.77    2,37,768    1,99,654    4,37,422
2010-11*    3.67    3.09    6.76    2,82,116    2,36,893    5,19,009
2011-12*    3.67    3.09    6.76    3,27,067    2,74,638    6,01,705

 
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Naik said, the current National Tourism Policy of the Government was formulated in 2002 after detailed interaction with industry associations, concerned Ministries & Departments of Central Government, State Governments and other stakeholders.

 

 

The Tourism Policy provides broad framework for the following:

i.                   Positioning and maintaining tourism development as a national priority activity;

 
ii.                 Enhancing and maintaining the competitiveness of India as a tourism destination;

 
iii.              Improving India’s existing tourism products and expanding these to meet new market requirements;

 
iv.              Creation of world class infrastructure; and

 
v.                 Developing sustained and effective marketing plans and programmes.

The actions taken/proposed to be taken by the Government to boost tourism in the country are given in Annexure.

 

Source:-PIB

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