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New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government for ignoring the tourism industry, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stressed on the need to formulate policies for rejuvenating the sector.

“I regret to say that earlier governments didn’t make policies which could have increased tourism in the country. In fact, they framed such policies that made the tourism sector weak,” Jaitley said after laying the foundation stone of a new building of the tourism ministry.

Despite India having the potential to lure tourists, policies are needed to improve the industry in the future, said Jaitley.

Mentioning that India boasts of the longest sea shore, huge forests, religious places and culture, to attract tourists, he emphasized on the need to build more infrastructure, especially airports. “India should increase its airline capacity from 5 to 10 per cent to cater to more foreign tourist in the country,” he added.

Highlighting the role of states, Jaitley said for creating strong tourism infrastructure, it was important to take the help of states.

“The new Paryatan Bhawan will now provide a base for working on all aspects of tourism and increasing the potential of tourism in India,” he said.

Union Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma said, “the government fully understands the importance of tourism. It is possible for people to discover the cultures of different countries and cultivate respect for them via the medium of tourism,”

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“Tourism is the engine of economic growth and we need to increase India’s share in world tourism from 0.68 to 1 percent by 2020 to realize the full potential of this sector. Tourism helps in women empowerment and youth employment,” he added.

Sharma also said that naming the new office complex of the tourism ministry after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay was a real tribute to the visionary leader who talked about integral humanism.

Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay Paryatan Bhawan is a tourism ministry project housing a multi-level car parking-cum-office complex.

“The new building will have three storeys apart from the ground floor and two basements meant for stacked car parking. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 150 crore,” an official release said.

(With inputs from IANS)

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By SALIL GEWALI

It is too disgusting that Shiv Sena is aiming for something which was nothing but an act of betrayal. Here the principles and ethos of the party are just sacrificed. The “chair” of Chief Minister is what the individual parties in Maharashtra are wanting so badly. And for this only Shiv Sena has severed its ties with its all-time ally BJP which emerged with the largest number of MLAs. Is it not the BJP with which Sena made the alliance before the election? Why so much bitter feelings after the poll result? Many past elections were fought on this mutual understanding. Sena had always taken pride and bragged about its power and clout as because the BJP was behind it. But now very contrary equation and chemistry are on display. NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena are sharing the ideas as opposed to the expectation of the whole electorate.

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Politics in India might lead to a sinking democracy.

One believes it’s Congress and its High common which Shiv Sena Supremo Late Bal Thackeray always disliked and ruthlessly held them up to ridicule. It was because they hold the opposing ideologies. But now his son Uddhav Thackeray kneeled down and sought the helping hand of those rival camps to walk the party through for the chair of Chief Minister. Going by the flood of comments on the social media, this party has ostensibly fallen from the grace. BJP is not a holy cow either. It is equally good at flexes its muscles for the power.

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While Maharashtra is already under the president rule, the NCP and Congress now exploring all possible means to back Shiv Sena.   Uddhav Thackeray only wants to see his son Aditya Thackeray being the Chief Minister of one of the riches states in the country. The trend is not at all healthy. Here everything is utterly clear that the cherished values of democracy in India are fast eroding. Majority of the states in the country, only the “particularly families” are  always standing up to rule the roost. This is a bigger threat to the fundamental values of the country.The NATION is no more controlled by the government of the people, nor is it for the people. It is the government of the particular families which is formed for the fulfillment of the low greed and narrow aspiration of those particular families. Lastly, it is the common people who are always at the receiving end of the leaders’ whims and tantrums. Phew, the country is not at all in the safe hands.

Salil Gewali is a well-known writer and author of ‘Great minds on India’. Twitter: @SGewali