The top ten revenue generating monuments of India during 2015-18 are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Sun Temple Konark, Group of monuments Mamallapuram, Ellora Caves, Group of monuments Khajuraho, and Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad.
The year wise details of expenditure incurred for conservation of protected monuments under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) during 2015-2018 are given below:
|Sl. No.||year||Expenditure incurred (Amount Rs. In Lakhs)|
The above information was given by Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in reply to a Starred Question in the Rajya Sabha, today.
Tourism is huge money generating business in India and recreational as well as the medical tourism is a huge hit among the foreigners.
Tourism Minister K J Alphons had even said that the Tourism Sector alone has created 14.62 million job opportunities in the country in the last four years. Addressing the media in New Delhi on 17th July, the Minister had further elaborated that the Tourism sector provides opportunities to skilled as well as unskilled job seekers thereby providing employment to all sections of the society.
India is among the fastest growing Tourism economy in the world and in 2017, the Indian tourism receipts went up by 20.8% against a global growth rate of 7%.