India launches unified strategy for sustainable tourism
The Indian Tourism Ministry has launched a National Strategy for Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Traveller Campaign. The Ministry, in partnership with the United Environment Program and Responsible Tourism Society of India (RTSOI), organized a National Summit on Developing Sustainable and Responsible Tourist Destinations today in New Delhi.
The Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned 76 projects under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, said Tourism Secretary Arvind Singh. The Swadesh Darshan scheme has been revamped as Swadesh Darshan 2.0. It aims to develop environmentally friendly and responsible tourist destinations through holistic development. Environmental, socio-cultural, and economic sustainability will be encouraged through the Scheme.