Emerging Environmental Issues with the Development of Tourism Industry in India: A Study

International Journal of Development Research, Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp. 995-999

5 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2016

Date Written: May 20, 2014

Abstract

Tourism has strong linkage with the economic growth and development in India. Because of its maximum backward and forward linkages, tourism contributed more in the income and employment generation in India. However, the development of the tourism sector in India also raises some of the issues related to the environment. This paper is an overview on the environmental issues of tourism development in the context of India Tourism. Observational approach has been used in the present study. In addition, pictorial presentation has been made to highlight the mounting effects of tourism in India. The findings of the study revealed that an environmental issue of tourism in India is different per region or state. From the theoretical perspective carrying capacity, land degradation, pollution, deforestation, climate changes, solid wastes etc have been viewed as important environmental effects of tourism development. A detail study on Environmental Impact Assessment is, therefore, needed in different region of India for the sustainable management and environment protection.

Keywords: Environment, Carrying capacity, Natural resources, India

Suggested Citation

Rizal, Praveen and Asokan, R., Emerging Environmental Issues with the Development of Tourism Industry in India: A Study (May 20, 2014). International Journal of Development Research, Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp. 995-999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2698986

R. Asokan

Annamalai University ( email )

Annamalainagar
Annamalai University
Chidambaram, TN Tamil Nadu 608002
India

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