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Foreign Tourists in Assam



The number of Domestic Tourist Visits (DTVs) and Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) in Assam and All India during 2006 to 2011 were as follows:-

(Figures in lakhs)

Year

Assam

All India

DTVs

FTVs

DTVs

FTVs

2006

32.69

0.11

4623.21

117.39

2007

34.37

0.13

5265.64

132.57

2008

36.17

0.14

5630.34

143.81

2009

38.51

0.15

6688.00

143.72

2010

40.51

0.15

7402.14

178.53

2011

43.39

0.16

n.a.

n.a.

Annual Growth Rate 2006 - 10

5.51

7.98

12.49

11.05

n.a.: Not Available

Development and promotion of tourist places including new tourist places, are primarily the responsibility of the concerned State Governments/UT Administrations.

The proposals received from the State Governments/UT Administrations including Assam, are processed as per existing scheme guidelines, inter-se-priority and subject to availability of funds.

The details of tourism projects sanctioned to the State Government of Assam, during the last three years, are given below:

Year

Number of Project

Amount Sanctioned

(Rs. in crore)

2009-10

07

22.76

2010-11

04

23.55

2011-12

(upto 31st December 2011)

03

4.23

The rank of Assam in terms of FTVs during 2010 was 24th among all the States and Union Territories.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

Samir/kd


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