Flash News Christian crusader Billy Graham no more      Ready to do the final act, No Trust way, says AP CM      5 workers killed, 11 injured in explosion in Cochin Shipyard      Prithviraj congratulates Nivin Pauly      CM calls for attendance of Cabinet colleagues      Call for defeating BJP and allies      RSS can prepare an army within three days: Mohan Bhagwat      The Centre aims to increase number of foreign tourist arrivals dramatically      Budget:Thrust on farm and rural sectors, new health insurance scheme      Create job opportunities by hooks or crooks     
Bookmark and Share
Oj Corner
Special column
by OJ George

Create job opportunities by hooks or crooks
India's youth are in a churning process bitten by absence of adequate job opportunities.

Educated youngsters are a disappointed lot as they can't find jobs.
In America, the Gulf countries and almost elsewhere doors are getting closed day by day. Every country is providing for its own citizens.

We must not look askance at the gigantic problem
Full Story
SHARE MARKET WATCH
 
 
Add your Comment comment
The Centre aims to increase number of foreign tourist arrivals dramatically
"We have earned 27 billion US dollars in the last financial year but we are not happy with these figures. We want the figures to increase dramatically," Alphons said in Guwahati during a session on tourism and wellness on the concluding day of Global Investors Summit-Advantage Assam.

The Centre aims to double the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) to 20 million in the next three years, Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons on Sunday said at an investment meet in Guwahati. All stakeholders must work hard to achieve the target, the minister said. “We have earned 27 billion US dollars in the last financial year but we are not happy with these figures. We want the figures to increase dramatically,” Alphons said in Guwahati during a session on tourism and wellness on the concluding day of Global Investors Summit-Advantage Assam.

He also urged the domestic tourists to visit different parts of the country as “Indians must see India”. “Last year, more than 23 million Indians went abroad and there is nothing wrong with that but at the same time, we must also adopt the policy of ‘Let’s see India’,” the minister said. The tourism ministry is committed to create an environment that is conducive for the visitors and appoint global ambassadors for promoting tourist circuits and sites, he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has now emerged as an undisputed global leader, is committed to create a ‘New India’ and “the country today thinks, looks, sounds and acts differently”, Alphons added. Referring to North East, the minister said that there is no better and beautiful place in the world. “The entire North East has incredible people with beautiful smiles, music, dances, textiles and cuisines. It has scenic places, wildlife among many more things,” he said.

Assam, and particularly Guwahati, is the ‘Gateway to North East’ and the Centre will develop all tourist facilities in the state, Alphons added.

Lauding the Centre’s initiative, Assam tourism minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state has already formulated a new tourism policy and his ministry is ready to cater to the specific requirements of investors. “Our policy is dynamic and flexible and we are ready to address specific cases as required. The state government will go an extra mile to promote tourism,” Sarma said.

There is no law and order problem in the state, and the people of Assam is, by tradition, very hospitable, he added.
   
Other News in this category
WEATHER UPDATES


 
 
© 2009 OjNewsCom all rights reserved