Tourism Infrastructure

Overall Rating: star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating[4/5]Total Votes [ 8 ]  
Rate this page:
This site provides detail information on Tourism Infrastructure. The site also focuses on the objectives and activities of Ministry of Tourism Infrastructure Government of India.

Tourism involves activities of persons traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for leisure, business and other purposes. Tourism Infrastructure demands for goods and services, and the establishments which provide such services are considered as part of the tourism industry. Further, the Tourism Infrastructure also includes establishments whose products are mainly sold to visitors, though they do not form a major share of tourist consumption. Several infrastructure sectors like power,telecommunication, water supply, roads and some production sectors like travel items, sports equipment, photographic materials, medicines and cosmetics are included in this category along with Tourism Infrastructure.

The infrastructure for tourism thus includes basic infrastructure components like airports, railways, roads, waterways, electricity, water supply, drainage,sewerage, solid waste disposal systems and services. Moreover, facilities like accommodation, restaurants, recreational facilities and shopping facilities also comes under the ambit of Tourism Infrastructure. Planning for sustainable development of Tourism Infrastructure, therefore, involves the integrated development of basic infrastructure and amenities along with all the tourism facilities in a balanced manner.

The basic requirements for the development of Tourism Infrastructure are -

Accommodation -

  • Forest lodges.
  • Tented accommodation.
  • Tourist complexes / tourist lodges.
  • Wayside amenities.
  • Restaurants.
  • Tourist reception centers.
  • Pilgrim sheds / dormitories, etc. at pilgrimage centers.
Tourist transport -

  • Mini-buses, jeeps, elephants, etc. for wild life viewing.
  • Cruise boats, ferry launchers, etc. for water transport.
  • Tourist coaches in selected circuits.
  • Special tourist trains.

The Central Department of Tourism meets almost the entire expenditure, except the cost of land and interior decoration in the case of construction projects. The Central Government provides 28% cost of the project and 12% is provided by the State Governments. The remaining 60% has to be raised as a loan from financial institutions or banks. It is expected that the State Governments would be able to mobilize more resources from financial institutions for investment in Tourism Infrastructure

Last updated On: 7th May 2011

>> More about India Budget