A scheme to train employees for India’s booming tourism sector is set to meet the demand.

As part of its ongoing drive to expand its tourism sector and improve the experiences of visitors to the country, India is set to train young people to work in the industry.

Under the Hunar se Rozgar Tak (Training to Employment) programme, which was launched in November 2011 by the Federal Tourism Ministry, Indians between the ages of 18 and 25 are allowed to take a course that lasts for six months.

It teaches them about culinary arts, housekeeping and other roles in the food and beverage industry.

“Over the next five years, this programme will train up to a minimum of 25 million skilled hotel employees, drawing more than modest salaries,” tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay told Khabar South Asia.

He added that at the minute, an increasing amount of people are catching flights to India and it is hard for the supply of trained professionals to meet the extra demand.

Written by Erin Marshal

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