Rural Tourism and It’s Impact on Socioeconomic Condition: Evidence from West Bengal, India

Global Journal of Business Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 11-22, 2012

12 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2012

See all articles by Nilanjana Ray

Nilanjana Ray

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Dillip Kumar Dash

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Partha Pratim Sengupta

Vishweshwarayya National Institute of Technology

Sukanya Ghosh

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This study explores rural tourism in West Bengal, India. Rural tourism promotes the local economy, socio-cultural changes and life style of the people residing around the tourist locations. This study explores the reasons foreign and domestic tourists visit this location for religious or recreational purposes. This tourism has created tremendous impact on the local economy, life style and socio-cultural changes among the rural people in and around this tourist destination. A pilot survey shows that rural tourism at this location improved civic amenities like communication, sanitations, transport facilities and standard of living for the people in general. This study assesses the impact of India’s National Tourist Policy 2002 as promoted by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, on this rural tourist location. Specifically in terms of economic growth, employment potential, livelihood and changes in life style of the local people.

Keywords: rural tourism, non-urban livelihood, socio-cultural pattern of life, income generation

JEL Classification: R11, E27

Suggested Citation

Ray, Nilanjana and Dash, Dillip Kumar and Sengupta, Partha Pratim and Ghosh, Sukanya, Rural Tourism and It’s Impact on Socioeconomic Condition: Evidence from West Bengal, India (2011). Global Journal of Business Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 11-22, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1945433

Nilanjana Ray (Contact Author)

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Dillip Kumar Dash

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Partha Pratim Sengupta

Vishweshwarayya National Institute of Technology ( email )

South Ambazari Road
Nagpur, 440011
India

Sukanya Ghosh

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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