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India has huge tourism potential. If capitalised properly it can emerge as one of the leading sectors to contribute to GDP. However, there is a pressing need to upgrade security systems specially to provide a flawless security blanket cover to foreign tourists. Examine.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2. India has huge tourism potential. If capitalised properly it can emerge as one of the leading sectors to contribute to GDP. However, there is a pressing need to upgrade security systems specially to provide a flawless security blanket cover to foreign tourists. Examine.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

Crimes against tourists and other foreign nationals appear to be on the rise in India. Consider several recent cases, and the lessons they suggest. A few days ago, a Kerala session court sentenced two men to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of a Latvian tourist in 2018.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the potential of tourism in India and measures needed to enhance tourism and tourist security.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by citing statistic regarding tourism in India.

Body:

In brief, write about the potential of tourism in India. With optimistic predictions of about 13.34 million foreign tourists arriving by 2024, Give facts and figures related to revenue and forex earnings, tourist footfalls. Also highlight the diverse nature of tourist circuits in the country.

Next, write about the various issues that hamper or hinder tourism in the country. security, infrastructure, connectivity etc.

Next, write about the measures that are needed to improve security aspects of the tourists.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.