NEW DELHI: India received 6.19 million Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during 2022 as compared to 1.52 million during the same period of 2021. This information was provided by Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North-Eastern Region G Kishan Reddy in Rajya Sabha.
Ministry of Tourism, Government of India under its schemes of Swadesh Darshan, PRASHAD and Assistance to Central Agencies, provides central financial assistance to state governments/ Union Territories/Central Agencies for development of tourism related infrastructure and facilities.
The Ministry of Tourism has taken several initiatives to give boost to the tourism sector in the country and to increase foreign tourist arrivals, details of which are:
G20 meetings are being held at 55 destinations throughout the country. The infrastructure at these cities are being augmented and upgraded for the G20 meetings. Tourism offerings are being highlighted in run up to these meetings. Excursion of delegates is also organised to nearby tourist attractions. Important tourism sites and facilities are being upgraded to international standards.
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