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प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY)
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री ने राष्ट्र की स्वतंत्रता के 75 वर्ष पूर्ण हो जाने पर वर्ष 2022 तक सभी के लिए आवास की परिकल्पना की है। इस उद्येश्य की प्राप्ति के लिए केन्द्र सरकार ने एंक व्यापक मिशन "2022 तक सबके लिए आवास" शुरू किया है। 25 जून 2015 को प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने इस बहुप्रतीक्षित योजना को प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना के नाम से प्रारम्भ किया है।
Hon’ble Prime Minister envisioned housing for All by 2022 when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence. In order to achieve this objective, Central Government has launched a comprehensive mission “Housing for All by 2022”. This much awaited scheme has been launched by the Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi on 25th June, 2015 as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
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e-Tourist Visa Scheme : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

e-Tourist Visa Scheme

Whether the Government has included some more countries under the ambit of ''EVS (e-tourist Visa Scheme); 
If so, the details thereof; 
If not, the reasons therefor; 
Whether footfall of international tourists has increased on account of this scheme; and 
If so, the details thereof?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF TOURISM
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 103                                                      ANSWERED ON: 25.04.2016

e-Tourist Visa Scheme

RAMCHARAN BOHARA
Will the Minister of TOURISM be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has included some more countries under the ambit of ''EVS (e-tourist Visa Scheme); 
(b) if so, the details thereof; 
(c) if not, the reasons therefor; 
(d) whether footfall of international tourists has increased on account of this scheme; and 
(e) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR TOURISM (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
(DR. MAHESH SHARMA)

(a): Government of India introduced e-Tourist Visa (earlier known as Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by ETA) on 27.11.2014 to facilitate the nationals of the 43 countries visiting India. The e-Tourist Visa as on 26.02.2016 is available for nationals of 150 countries. 

(b): The list of 150 countries eligible for e-Tourist Visa to India is at Annexure.

(c): Does not arise.

(d) and (e): Yes, Madam. The year 2015 witnessed a growth rate of 4.5% in terms of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India. During 2015, FTAs were 8.03 million as compared to 7.68 million in 2014. FTAs during the period January-March 2016 were 25.08 lakh with a growth of 10.0% as compared to the FTAs of 22.81 lakh in January-March 2015.

During January-December 2015 a total of 4,45,300 tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 39,046 during January-December 2014 registering a growth of 1040.4%. 

During the month of January-March 2016, a total of 3,21,049 tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 75,859 during the month of January-March 2015 registering a growth of 323.2%.

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Source : Loksabha
[http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/8/AU103.pdf]

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