National action plan, 1992
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National Action Plan,
National Action Plan for Tourism was
presented to the Parliament in May 1992.
It outlined the importance of the industry in
the global context and in the national
context, its effect on employment generation,
foreign exchange earnings etc.
it recognized the great potential, which
existed in the country for the development of
tourism and the tremendous scope for
Objectives of the National Action
Plan of 1992:
I. Socio-economic development of the area.
II. Increase in the employment
III. Preservation of national heritage and
IV. Optimization of foreign exchange
earnings through international tourism.
V. Increase in India’s share of world
i. Creation of Special Tourism Areas as
notified zones for intensive investment
ii. Starting the Scheme for giving
Assistance for Special Tourism Areas
(ASTA) for providing finances for tourism
and tourism related industry in specified
iii. Special category of Heritage
Hotels/Health Resorts to be created and
a. Technical/consultancy help
b. Loans for financial institutions
c. Interest subsidy
d. Marketing and operational expertise.
iv. Tourism trains to be started on important tourist
routes based on the success of Palace-on-wheels.
v. River cruises to be operated in specified circuits.
vi. Revamping of foreign offices to make them more
accountable in terms of specified targets.
vii. Information revolution; information system to be
revamped to provide positive projection of India in all
viii. Special airline/hotel packages for selected tourist
ix. Provision of information counter for airlines, trains,
hotels, tourist information at major international