The Positive Impacts Of Tourism In Himachal Pradesh

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Tourism Impacts in Himachal Pradesh: As one of the world’s largest industries and one of the fastest growing economic sectors, tourism has a multitude of impacts, both positive and negative impacts on the people’s lives and on the environment. The quality of the environment, both natural and man-made is essential to tourism. However tourism relationship with environment is complex. It involves many activities that can have adverse environmental effects. Further we can also see some impacts of tourism in Himachal Pradesh. Some eminent researchers tried to bring those impacts of tourism on the socio-cultural life of the people and on physical environment to the fore front. Most of the researches concerned their studies to the main tourists receiving areas of Himachal Pradesh. Tej Vir Singh (1989) raises questions about the concentration of tourism that is taking place around Manali and made recommendations for a more integrated approach to tourism development that would disperse tourism activities more evenly throughout the year. Further, some positive impacts have been studied by some scholars. One of such scholar was Kapoor (1976). He studied positive impacts of tourism in Himachal Pradesh. He concluded that tourism is an instrument of economic development in Himachal Pradesh. The main object of the study was to analyses the role of tourism in the overall development of the state and formulation of the strategy for the promotion of tourism. He has concluded in his study that

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