TOURISM, e-GOVERNANCE AND QUALITY OF GROWTH

Tourism is an exchange earning industry with a high potential for providing “stimulus” for overall multi-pronged development. As a core industry, tourism evinces propensity to engender pronounced forward linkages; and combined with e-Governance and Quality of Growth delivery mechanisms, Tourism triggers fast breeder multiplier effects setting the development process on an even keel. While Internet can drive the delivery of governance solutions online, offering substantial benefits to communities and the agencies providing them, the key to success for India getting catapulted into the comity of world class nations lies in Tourism-centric Special Economic Zones (T-SEZs) as underlined in this blog. Primed by infrastructure and complementary support services, T-SEZs can help secure “Quality of Growth (QOG) Outcomes”. The effort involved, however, requires in-depth understanding of public policy making, and a Web-based Research Portal with a suitable business model might deliver in the context. Such a Portal, it is envisaged, should identify different sets of contextualities and conditions, brain-storm to diagnose/ prognose issues at hand, undertake research to establish public policy prescriptions and delivery mechanisms, and communicate the same to steer development efforts toward Quality of Growth Outcomes.

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