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Kolkata Online Puja Porikroma: BEHALA JAGARONI - WBRi Special 2011 Calcutta Durga Pujo Photo Feature

BEHALA JAGORONI Sarbojonin Sarodiya Durgotsav

A special photo-feature, part of WBRi's 2011 Calcutta Durga Puja Online Parikrama.

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Kolkata Online Puja Porikroma: MUKUL SANGHA - WBRi Special 2011 Calcutta Durga Pujo Photo Feature

MUKULSANGHA Sarbojonin Sarodiya Durgotsav

A special photo-feature, part of WBRi's 2011 Calcutta Durga Puja Online Parikrama.

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Kolkata Online Puja Parikrama: BARISHA PLAYERS' CORNER - WBRi Special 2011 Calcutta Durga Pujo Photo Feature

BARISHA PLAYERS' CORNER Sarbojonin Sarodiya Durgotsav

A special photo-feature, part of WBRi's 2011 Calcutta Durga Puja Online Parikrama.

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Kolkata Online Puja Porikroma: BEHALA NOTUN DAL - WBRi Special 2011 Calcutta Durga Pujo Photo Feature

BEHALA NATUN DAL Sarbojonin Sarodiya Durgotsav

A special photo-feature, part of WBRi's 2011 Calcutta Durga Puja Online Parikrama.

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Kolkata Online Puja Porikroma: KIDDERPORE (Khidirpore) PALLY SARODIYA - WBRi Special 2011 Calcutta Durga Pujo Photo Feature

KHIDIRPUR PALLY DURGA PUJA 2011

A special photo-feature, part of WBRi's 2011 Calcutta Durga Puja Online Parikrama.

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MUDIALI CLUB - WBRi Special 2011 Kolkata Online Durga Puja Parikrama (Photo Feature)

MUDIYALI CLUB SARBOJONIN DURGA PUJA 2011

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NAKTALA SAMMELANI - WBRi Special 2011 Kolkata Online Durga Puja Parikrama (Photo Feature)

NAKTALA SAMMELANI DURGA PUJA 2011

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Bengali Movie Actor Biswajit Chakraborty at NAKTALA UDAYAN SANGHA: 2011 Kolkata Online Durga Puja Parikrama (Photo Feature)

NAKTOLA UDAYAN SANGHA SARBOJONIN DURGA PUJA 2011

Tollywood Bengali Movie Actor BISWAJIT CHATTERJEE at Naktala Udayan Durga Puja
Tollywood Bengali Movie Actor Biswajit Chakraborty with Artist Bhabatosh Sutar at Naktala Udayan Sangha Durga Puja.

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SANTOSHPUR TRIANGULAR PARK - WBRi Special 2011 Kolkata Online Durga Puja Parikrama (Photo Feature)

SANTOSHPUR TRIANGULAR PARK DURGA PUJA 2011

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Tourism in India - An Overview

Mountains in Ladakh

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By Samir Sinha

The author is Deputy Director (Media & Communication), PIB, New Delhi

New Delhi, Sept 26, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) Tourism is recognized as a powerful engine for economic growth and employment generation.  The tourism sector is the largest service industry in the country, its importance lies in being an instrument for economic development and employment generation, particularly in the remote parts of the country.

The contribution of tourism in the country’s GDP and total jobs was 5.92% and 9.24% during 2007-08.  Total  number of jobs in tourism sector in the country during 2007-08 were 49.8 million. Challenges in terms of either increasing the current growth in the tourism sector or even sustaining it during the 12th Plan period include creation of additional tourism infrastructure facilities such as hotels, roads, transport vehicles, way side  amenities facilitation  centres, etc. The other challenges may be shortage of trained manpower, guides, better connectivity from important source markets for India as well as between important tourist places in India, vis-a-vis facilitation, etc.  To create awareness about the vast potential of tourism in economic development and employment generation, Ministry of Tourism made a presentation to the Prime Minister on 23rd June, 2011.  In this presentation, various initiatives required to be taken for development of tourism during the 12th Plan were also discussed.  The content of the presentation were also deliberated upon by various Sub-Groups of the Working Group on Tourism set up by the Planning Commission.  After detailed discussion Working Group has recommended the following strategies for development of tourism during the 12th Plan.



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