Union Budget 2023: Tourism has been identified in the Union Budget as one of the four “key opportunities” that can be transformative during Amrit Kaal, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said on Wednesday. In her budget speech in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said there is a lot of potential that can be tapped in tourism and the sector holds “tremendous opportunities” for jobs and entrepreneurship, especially for the youth.
“Our vision for Amrit Kaal includes a technology-driven and knowledge-based economy with strong public finances and a stable financial sector. To achieve this, Jan Bhagidari through Sabka Saath Sabka Prayas is essential,” she said. To serve these focus areas in the [email protected] journey, the government believes that these four opportunities can be transformative during ‘Amrit Kaal’ — Women’s Economic Empowerment, Prime Minister VIshwakarma KAushal Samman (PM VIKAS), Tourism and green growth, said the finance minister.
Reddy, who holds the portfolio of Culture, Tourism and Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER), took to Twitter and said, “Big thanks to Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi & FM Smt @nsitharaman for the #AmritKaalBudget which prioritizes growth, development & inclusiveness”. Modi Govt described the budget as “Amrit Kaal Budget” in reference to his vision for next 25 years for India.” Honorable Prime Minister @narendramodi is India’s biggest brand ambassador in tourism promotion & Budget 2023 reflects his vision. Tourism, identified as 1 of the 4 key transformative opportunities for Amrit Kaal, has been given a package to develop 50 tourism destinations #AmritKaalBudget,” he tweeted.
At least 50 tourism destinations will be developed as a “complete package” and states will be encouraged to set up a “one-stop mall” to sell their products, Finance Minister Sitharaman announced in the budget, assuring that efforts will be made to promote tourism in ” mission mode’. In another tweet, Reddy said, “Tourism sector gets a huge boost through today’s Union Budget. ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ gets a deserved spotlight in today’s Union Budget, highlighting the importance of domestic tourism and boosting the local economy. #AmritKaalBudget”.
He also tweeted about the Bharat SHRI — Bharat Shared Repository of Inscriptions — announced by the Finance Minister, saying that the museum of digital epigraphy will be set up in Hyderabad. The Ministry of Tourism has been allocated Rs 2,400 crore in the Union Budget 2023-24, according to budget documents. This is the same allocation as the last budget. However, the figures show that the revised budget estimate for 2022-23 stands at Rs 1,343.13 crore. The budget outlay for the culture sector stands at Rs. 3,399.65 crores, compared to Rs.3,009.05 crores allocated for it in the last budget.”#Budget2023 for @MinOfCultureGoI further popularizes Hon PM Shri @narendramodi’s mantra of ‘Vikas Bhi Viraasat Bhi’. Grateful to Hon’ble PM & FM @NSitharaman for 13% higher expenditure in Ministry of Culture budget which now stands at Rs. 3399.65 Crore,” he tweeted.
In his tweet, he also shared details about the allocation of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and other departments under the ministry. ASI was allocated Rs 1,102.83 crore in the Union Budget 2023-24, while it was Rs 1,080.30 crore in the Union Budget 2022-23.”Furthermore, DoNER’s budget has increased by more than two times of Rs. 2755 crores in Rs 5892 crores with PM-DEVINE allocation increasing 5 times to 2200 crores,” he tweeted. “Thanks to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi North East allocation from GoI Ministries increased by 30% from Rs. 72,540 Cr at Rs. 94,680 crore,” he said in another tweet.