NCERT to delete sentence on NE tourism

The next batch of students who read the Class X NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) geography textbook will find a new, and perhaps more favourable, description of tourism in northeastern states. 

NCERT has agreed to modify a sentence in the textbook ‘Contemporary India Part II’ after a Class XI student, Kavya Barnadhya Hazarika, demanded an explanation from the central tourism department about a controversial sentence which said that tourism was not encouraged in northeastern states because of “strategic reasons”. 

The next reprint of the textbook will do away with the sentence—”there is vast potential of tourism development in the north-eastern states and the interior parts of Himalayas, but due to strategic reasons these have not been encouraged so far” on Page 92, Chapter 7, of the book. 

Full report here Times of India


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