Q. 35.0( 2 Votes )
Tourism being one
20th January 2019
Times of India
Subject: Improving the tourism industry in India.
Tourism being one of the biggest and fastest growing industries globally, affects the economic, socio-cultural, environmental and educational resources of nations. Improving tourism industry in India would thus lead to national development in many spheres. I am writing this letter to express my views on the same.
Tourism is travel for leisure, recreational and business purpose. It has been an industry of vast dimensions and eventually supports economic and social growth. With more than 600 million people travelling annually, tourism is the world’s largest industry, with revenues of about half a trillion dollars a year, and averaging five per cent annual growth. India being a vast and diverse country has always something to offer, and its glorious traditions and rich cultural heritage are linked with the development of tourism. Its magnificent monuments attract large numbers of visitors from all over the world. Tourism is the largest service industry in India, with a contribution of 5.68% of the national GDP and 8.78% of the total employment in India. India witnesses more than 13.72 million annual foreign tourist arrivals and 650 million domestic tourist visits. With all this information, tourism helps the economy of India by providing employment, generating an alternative way of income, improves infrastructure, provides new opportunities and cultural benefits. The ways to improve tourism in India include making the country tourist-friendly, maintaining hygiene at the tourist places, regulating better transport services, allow corporate sponsorship for tourist spot conservation and maintaining the greenery. The Government of India runs many successful campaigns to encourage tourism in India. Campaigns like “Incredible India”, “Clean India” etc. are successfully run in India to create awareness and promote tourism in India.
I would request you to project my views through your esteemed daily. I hope I am able to convey my thoughts and views effectively.
Disposal of electronic goods, commonly termed as e-waste, in landfills lead to toxic substances such as lead, mercury etc. contaminating the land, air and water. It’s high time that countries take. A stock of the situation and protect the environment. Electronic waste can be defined as electronic equipment/ products, connects with power plug, batteries which have become obsolete due to advancement in technology, changes in fashion, style, status nearing the end of their useful life.
E-waste is one of the rapidly growing environmental problems in the world. In India, electronic waste management assumes greater significance not only due to the generation of our own waste but also dumping e-waste particularly computer waste from developed countries. At present a plant in Bangalore is India’s first scientific e-waste recycling unit which can reduce pollution, landfill waste and recover valuable metals, plastics and glass from the waste in an eco-friendly manner. All e-waste is made up of deadly chemicals such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury and brominated flame retardants. Disposing of gadgets and devices improperly increases the chances of these chemicals contaminating the soil, polluting the air and leaking into water bodies. We should take a few precautions before giving away our e-waste. We can upgrade our computer instead of simply replacing it. Recycling and reusing electronic goods is a way adopted to prevent disposal of e-waste. Other methods of e-waste disposal include land filling, acid bath and incineration.
Electronics are an important part of our lives today but the flipside is the e-waste that comes along with it. So we must make sure to dispose them off in a proper manner as the consequences of not doing so can be painful.
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