Chiranjeevi as Statesman

Chiranjeevi served the nation as the Union Minister of State for Tourism with independent charge from 27 October 2012 – 26 May 2014. During his tenure he unveiled several initiatives not only for the promotion of tourism across the length and breadth of the country but also numerous improvements in the beauracratic processes to ease travel procedures. He initiated  a series of collaborative efforts with the Home Ministry and the Foreign Affairs Ministry. 

Chiranjeevi founded his political party ‘Praja Rajyam’ on the 26th August 2008. The party was created with the vision of social justice and to ensure equal opportunities to all sections of the society. In accordance with this vision, PRP became the first ever political party to have allocated hundred assembly seats to backward caste candidates. Within nine months his party went to win 18% of the vote share in Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections and his candidates won in 18 assembly seats. He was elected to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Tirupati in the year 2009.

On 2nd September 2010, the sudden demise of then Chief Minister YS Rajashekar Reddy in a tragic helicopter crash, threw the state into a huge turmoil and political uncertainty. To ensure a stable government and effective governance, Chiranjeevi announced the merger of Praja Rajyam party with Congress on 6th February 2011. In the year 2012 he became Member of Parliament  of the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) and served as a parliamentarian for six years. 

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Respect Women

Chiranjeevi spearheaded 'Respect Women' Campaign. Multilingual badges wereworn at Apex Tourism Meet at his iniitiative. 

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Uttarakhand Tourism

Chiranjeevi rebuilds Uttarakhand Tourism by sanctioning 195 crores and coordinaating tourism associations donations to PM relief Fund.

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Incredible India

Chiranjeevi roped in personalities from Cineworld for Promotion of “Incredible India”

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Earn While You Learn

Chiranjeevi in Parliament: ‘Earn While you Learn’ Scheme lets thousands of students to earn while studying. 

Chiranjeevi launching the web based Public Service Delivery System for Hotel Approval & Cl
Film Tourism

Chiranjeevi urged state governments to set up special cells to attract Film tourism which will bring in international film projects to India. 

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Medical Tourism

To attract Medical Tourism Chiranjeevi extended Marketing Development Assistance to cover Medical Tourism. 

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Buddhist Tourism

Buddhist Tourism and other Spiritual Tourism Circuits identification initiated by Shri. Dr. K. Chiranjeevi by appointing a National Level Consultant (NLC) for detailed action plan.

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Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange through Tourism in India reaches ₹ 77591 crore under Tourism Minister Shri. Dr. K. Chiranjeevi.

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Southern Zonal Tourism

Chiranjeevi enabled setting up of the Southern Zonal Tourism Council (SZTC) comprising the States of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

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Tourist Operators

Chiranjeevi initiated comprehensive study to rationalise taxes in tourism sector to make Indian tourist operators competitive in the global markets.

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World Travel Awards

Union Tourism Minister Shri. K. Chiranjeevi received three prestigious awards at  World Travel Awards (WTA). 

Dr. K. Chiranjeevi receiving the World Travel Awards, at a function, in New Delhi on Decem
Hotel industry

Chiranjeevi holds Bilateral Discussions with Spanish Tourism Minister. Agree on Direct air connectivity and Spanish investment in Hotel industry in India. 

Chiranjeevi at the bilateral meeting with the Spanish Minister for Industry, Tourism & Tra
Indian Companies

Shri. Dr. K Chiranjeevi, Minister for Tourism welcomed RBI decision to allow Indian Companies in Hotel Sector to Avail Benefits under ECB (External Commercial Borrowings)

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Fruitation MOU

Shri K Chiranjeevi undertook an official visit to Spain to bring to fruitation MOU with Spain to explore joint opportunities in Tourism.

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Protected Area

Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi Welcomeed Exclusion of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected area Regime for a Further Period of One Year as it will enable tourism growth in north east.

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Tourism Sector

Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi  held talks with Mr. Maxime Bernier, Minister of Tourism, Canada to strengthen cooperation in tourism sector especially in the field of human resource development, exchange of tour operators, investment in the tourism sector and exchange of information related to tourism sector.  

Chiranjeevi at a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Tourism, Canada, Mr. Maxime Berni
India Tourism

Fourth meeting of Asean and India Tourism Ministers at Vientiane was jointly co-chaired by Union Tourism Minister Shri K.Chiranjeevi and Prof. Dr. Bosengkham Vongdara

Chiranjeevi at the Fourth Meeting of ASEAN-INDIA Tourism Ministers, at Vientiane, Laos PDR
At Luang Prabang

Union Minister for Tourism Shri K Chiranjeevi called on Dr. Khampheng Saysompheng, Governor of Luang Prabang province of Lao PDR at Luang Prabang city to increase tourism cooperation.

K. Chiranjeevi calls on the Governor of Luang Prabang Province of Lao PDR, Dr. Khampheng S
India and Japan

Chiranjeevi initiates disccussions with Japanese Senior Vice-Minister of Tourism,  Mr. Hiroshi Kajiyama for possibility of signing an agreement/MoU between India and Japan to develop tourism.

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Tourism Mart

initiating the inauguration of International Tourism Mart said he is making all efforts to bring focus on the unexplored destinations of North East. 

Chiranjeevi addressing a Press Conference on International Tourism Mart being held at Guwa
Increase GDP

Tourism Minister Urged Chidambaram for more Allocation to Tourism Ministryas tourism generates more than 6% of the GDP of the country, more than 10% of organised employment in the country and roughly US$18 million in foreign exchange.

Chiranjeevi meeting the Union Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram to discuss the matters
International Tourism

Chiranjeevi addressed  a gathering of tour operators at International Tourism Bourse at Berlin, Germany today and thanked them for supporting his departments efforts which resulted in increase of german tourists from 1,91,616, in 2009 to 2,40,235 in the year 2011. 

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India Pavilion

Chiranjeevi Inaugurated India Pavilion at ITB Berlin and has expressed satisfaction that India has evolved itself as a round the year destination.

Chiranjeevi inaugurating the Indian Pavilion, at ITB Berlin at Berlin, Germany on March 06
Growth Rate

Chiranjeevi informed Parliament that the Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in India grew from ₹45,524 crore in 2007-08 to ₹83,607 crore (provisional) in 2011–12 at a CAGR of 16.41%, during the 11th Five Year Plan.

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Tourism Promotion

Union Minister for Tourism Shri Chiranjeevi has increased Indian Tourism Promotion through print, electronic, online and outdoor media campaigns in the international and domestic markets

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Visa on Arrival

Chiranjeevi announces that Visa on Arrival Scheme Registered A Growth of 54 Percent. 

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Safe & Honourable

The Union Ministry of Tourism, along with stakeholders has formally adopted the Code of Conduct for ‘Safe & Honourable Tourism’ 

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16 More Countries.

Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi met the Union Home Minister Sri Sushilkumar Shinde and submitted a proposal to extend Visa-on-arrivals to 16 more countries.

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Clean India

Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi has urged the corporate world to join hands with Ministry of Tourism to promote Campaign clean India. 

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Functioning Hotels

Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi today announced a major initiative to bring in transparency in granting approvals for hotel projects and classification status to functioning hotels.

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Budget Allocation

Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi has said that Planning Commission of India has made budget allocation of Rs.1282.00 crore for the Ministry of Tourism for the year 2013-14. 

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Speed in Tourism

Chiranjeevi announces digitisation to faciliate transparency and speed in tourism department. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that with the help of this system

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Foreign Tourists

Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi has said that in order to ensure safety and security of tourists/foreign tourists

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Beach Corridor

Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi approved Central Finance Assistance (CFA) to the tune of Rs. 45.88 crore for the development of Vishakapatnam- Bheemunipatnam Beach Corridor Mega Circuit in Andhra Pradesh.

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New Campus

Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi inaugurated the new campus of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) at Noida

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Upgraded Training

Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi Inaugurated the new sprawling campus of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) at Dumduma in Bhubaneswar.

Chiranjeevi at the inauguration of the new campus of Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel
Asia Pacific

Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi inaugurated the 25th Joint Meeting of UNWTO Commissions for South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific at Hyderabad 

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Sustainable Tourism

Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi inaugurated United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Conference on sustainable tourism development at Hyderabad and highlighted how the economic growth

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Think Global

The Secretary General of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Mr. Taleb Rifai accompanied by Union Tourism Minister Shri K.Chiranjeevi handed over an “Open Letter” to Vice President Shri M.Hamid Ansari

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Cannes Film Festival

Chiranjeevi Offers Wide Opportunities to Foreign Film Producers in India during his Address at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Filming Destination

Chiranjeevi  Inaugurates Incredible India Exhibition at Cannes to promote India as a “ Filming Destination”.

Chiranjeevi was accorded red carpet welcome at the Cannes Film Festival, France on May 20,
Joint efforts

Joint efforts  of the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is consequent to their entering into a Memorandum of Understanding to promote Cinema of India as a sub brand of “Incredible India” at various international film festivals

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Rebuild

Union Minister of Tourism Shri K Chiranjeevi Sanctions Special Financial Package of Rs. 100 Crore to Rebuild Tourist Infrastructure in Uttarakhand

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Donates

Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi Donates Rs.One Crore to Flood Victims of Uttarakhand from his Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund and his one month’s salary for the victims. 

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Tourism Potential

Shri K. Chiranjeevi, Union Minister of Tourism announced the launch of a new campaign to publicise the tourism potential of the Himalayas and promote this incredible tourist product internationally.

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Monuments

At the initiative of Ministry of Tourism under the aegis of Dr.K.Chiranjeevi , Archeological survey of India (ASI) has agreed to the proposal of ONGC for adopting six monuments under Campaign Clean India.

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Amenities at Taj

Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi reviewed various initiatives taken up to improve visitor experience at Taj Mahal, Agra.

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Dream Liner Flight

Chiranjeevi visists Australia  to Promote Bilateral Tourism in the run up to the launch of the Air India’s maiden Dream liner flight from Delhi to Sydney and Melbourne.

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Tourism Growth

National Conference of State Tourism Ministers inaugurated by Chiranjeevi to jointly plan tourism growth. 

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For Specially Abled

Chiranjeevi urges  Departments of Tourism of all States and UTs to make various tourism destinations accessible to differently-abled tourists.

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Pilgrimage Centres.

Chiranjeevi Stresses the need to Enhance Amenities and Facilities at Major Pilgrimage Centres.

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American Student

Dr.K.Chiranjeevi, Minister of State for Tourism expressed his concern over reports of harassment met by an American student in India.

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Tragedy Relief

Union Minister of State for Tourism Dr.K.Chiranjeevi,  announced Rs. 5 lakh in his personal capacity to the British activist Ms.Jodie Underhill in recognition of her yeomen service to the cause of Uttarakhand flood tragedy relief.

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61st Nehru Boat Race

K.Chiranjeevi, Union Tourism Minister announced on the occasion of the start of the 61st Nehru boat Race in Alappuzha that the State Govt. Of Kerala will contribute Rs.17.50 Lakhs for the Annual event while Union Tourism Ministry will contribute a matching amount.

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Mega Circuits

Chiranjeevi announces Central Financial Assistance of Rs.25.04 crore sanctioned for Mega Circuits in Andhra Pradesh.

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Japan & AP

Japanese support for Buddhist Tourist Desinations was lauded by Chiranjeevi at a meeting between the visiting Japanese Senior Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Mr. Hiroshi Kajiyama 

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Infrastructure

Minister for Tourism Shri Chiranjeevi welcomed the decision of Ministry of Finance regarding inclusion of Hotels and Convention Centres in the Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure Sub- Sectors.

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Financial Assistance

Chiranjeevi approved Central Financial Assistance for tourism projects based on the projects prioritized in consultation with the State Governments/UT Administrations

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Satellite Account

Chiranjeevi announced  the 2nd Tourism Satellite Account of India 2009-10 and subsequent estimation.

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Rural Tourism Scheme

Minister for Tourism Shri Chiranjeevi announced  Rural Tourism Scheme with the main objective of showcasing rural life, art, culture and heritage in villages

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