Proper Waste Management will help indian tourism positively

Many tourism operators demanded the government for waste management solutions.

beach in Goa
Coco Beach in Goa, India (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

After celebrating the ‘World Tourism Day’, all the hotel associations throughout India came together to ask the government to create processes to manage the waste collection and strengthen recycling efforts. The members of these associations stressed the importance of cleanliness in attracting international tourists to their destinations.

Last month, the government of India released the ‘Cleanliness Survey’ under the name ‘Swaccha Survekshan.’. Under this survey, the major tourist destinations were given the ratings according to their waste management and recycling policies. Many popular tourist destinations such as Jaipur, Delhi, Amritsar, Mumbai, Shillong, and Varanasi received very poor ratings. India consists of 25 cities out of 50 most polluted cities in the world. This is a worrying sign for India if it strives to improve the International tourism.

During the present pandemic, the government is working towards creating solutions for poor waste management in popular tourism destinations. The state of Kerala has done well in creating sustainable tourism in its various villages and towns. Alappuzha got the title of ‘Best Small City’ for its best practices.

The major pollutants are the Plastic waste and food packaging waste that is polluting the river and the general wellbeing of the natural landscape.

According to the members of the tour operators association, the tourists will definitely choose a place which is safe and hygienic, In order to promote international tourism in the key destinations, the policies to properly manage and recycle the waste are needed. A similar demand for action in these matters was made by various members of the tour operators association.

The following YouTube video from “themikepandeychannel”, shows the affect of tourism on the environment of Leh and Ladakh.

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