Which Milestone Did Sikkim Tourism Achieve During 2002-07?

When did Sikkim tourism become an industry?

During 2002-07, the 10th Fiver Year Plan, the Sikkim Government granted industry status to the tourism sector.

What is so big about it?

The industry status may set a pace for healthy development and growth of the sector by facilitating:

  • Accountability
  • Minimum wage for the sector employees
  • Organized business
  • Policy formulation and reforms
  • Professionalism
  • Regulatory framework


And the Sikkim tourism sector may become eligible for several things, including

  • Different types of concessions
  • Financial support
  • Other incentives given to the existing industries, including subsidiaries, tax incentives…

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