Ministry of Tourism Current Affairs - 2020

Bharat Parv, a festival of culture being held at Red Fort

On January 26, 2020, Bharat Parv 2020 begun at Red Fort in New Delhi. The programe is to continue till 1st February, 2020.

Highlights

The main objective of the programme is to increase patriotism among the citizens and also to encourage them visit tourist places in the country. The programme is being organized by Ministry of Tourism. The theme of the programme is

Theme: Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi & Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

It also aims at developing the spirit of “Dekho Apna Desh”.

About Bharat Parv

Bharat Parv is recognized as National Festival. It includes diversified dances of the country, food courts, handicrafts from all over the country. The festival also showcases Republic Day Tableaux that participated in the parade.

Bharat Parv is being celebrated since 2016. It showcases rich cultural diversity of India. Also, it aims to popularize the idea of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”

Ministry of Tourism sanctions 18 North East Development Project

The Ministry of Tourism on December 3, 2019 sanctioned 18 projects under the schemes PRASHAD and Swadesh Darshan. The Ministry has also allocated Rs 1456 crores for the projects.

Highlights

In order to develop the North Eastern region as a tourist destination several projects are being initiated. The Ministry has released television campaigns on private channels in the country and on Doordarshan. Also, numerous television commercials and films are being used as publicity material. The Ministry also organizes International Tourism Mart annually in the North Eastern region. It has also provided complimentary spaces to the North Eastern States to increase their participation in India Pavilion set up by the ministry.

The amount sanctioned will further help in developing the above initiatives. Apart from these, the allocated fund will also be used for development of wildlife circuit, development of Heritage circuit and development of Kamakhya Temple and other important pilgrimage destination in the region.

Significance

Today Tourism contributes to 10% of world GDP. It is also the highest generator of jobs. One in every 12 jobs is generated by the Tourism sector. In India tourism contributes to 6.23% of total GDP and generates 8.78% of total employment.