a. Tourism industry has
substantially grown over a period time, being one of the main sources of
earning foreign exchange and bringing about growth and prosperity.
b. However, in the midst of attracting more
tourists and glorifying our rich heritage, places, the industry has been
inflicting permanent damage to the environment.
c. It has led to increased commercialization of
places, altering the very land form of the areas.
d. Unprecedented construction, deforestation to
meet the growing needs of the tourism industry has disrupted the balance of
e. Unregulated entry of people to some eco
sensitive areas further imposes danger.
f. Unplanned and unregulated developmental
activities effect the environment.
g. Hunting for pleasure by the tourists affects
the bio diversity.
h. Dumping of wastes, like bottles, polythene bags
by the tourists in lakes, rivers causes water pollution.
i. Serene, pristine surroundings of many hill
stations in HP, in Uttarakhand have been converted into dumping grounds.