ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH (ISSN No. : 2320 -7000)
VOLUME : 1, ISSUE : 4,October-December, 2013
 
RURAL INDIAN ECONOMICS – SUPPLEMENTING AGRICULTURE WITH TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Syeeda Khatoon & Syed Asghar Mehdi
 
ABSTRACT
Rural development is really a point of deep concern in India where majority of population (68%) is still living in villages in condition of extreme poverty untouched by the spree of globalization in the last two decades. An analysis into performance of rural economy reveals that an annual increase of 0.97 percent in employment is lower than the rise in the concomitant rural work force. This paper is an attempt to analyze the situation of the rural India in post- reform period as well as to chart out the necessity of developing Indian tourism in a rural settings by analyzing tourism’s contribution in generating brisk employment across local and rural India. Tourism is a vital tool for economic development, employment generation and equitable distribution of income and needs to be encouraged for growth of neglected, remote and rural / backward areas possessing tourism potentials. Tourism in India can ensure significant development in terms of the infrastructure at the destinations, generate local employment, and induce multi- sectoral overall growth of the economy and above all effect the optimum share of global tourist arrivals and earnings that still remains elusive even after active interventions of couple of five year plans.
 
KEYWORD
Agri-tourism ,employment , enterprise growth, labour force, local community, own account enterprises(OAE), rural development.
 
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