In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi also said that the working group on tourism for the 11th five-year plan had set a target of 10 million international visitors by 2011.
To another question, he said that the foreign exchange earnings in India through tourism during 2010, 2011 and January to October 2012 were Rs 64,889 crore, Rs 77591 crore and Rs 74,215 crore respectively.
Responding to another question, Chiranjeevi said that the Haryana government had informed that it had decided to upgrade the Surajkund Fair to Surajkund International Crafts Fair in 2013.
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