In the absence of any relief in the government's Rs 20 lakh crore package, the angry travel, tourism, restaurant, and hotel and entertainment sectors have told the government that they should get a one-year tax holiday and soft loan facility. If not, a large number of jobs are likely to go to these sectors. This may further increase unemployment in the country in an atmosphere of COVID-19 crisis and lockdown. The veterans of these three sectors have told the government that there is nothing for them in the relief package's announcement. The tourism industry is completely closed. Jyoti Mayal, president of the Travel Agents Association of India, says the condition of the tour and travels companies is very poor at present. Similarly, the size of the online food delivery sector is Rs. 48000 crores. The total of employees is about 5 lakh. A 20 percent decline in the income of this business is possible.
When it comes to cinema entertainment, it has a size of Rs 1.82 crore. The total employees are 70 to 80 lakh. Similarly, the size of salon, beauty, wellness industry in the country is Rs. 1 lakh crore. A total of 5 crore people get employment. The size of the event industry is Rs. 10000 crores. It employs three crore people. Corona has lost 90 percent of the turnover in the sector. The three sectors have asked the government to get a one-year tax holiday on all kinds of taxes. Income tax refunds are received immediately. Soft loans should be provided for 10 years for the industry. The tax collected at source should be removed, and there is a grace of 9 months to pay interest.
Tourism industry threatens 20 lakh jobs:
According to the CCI report, the worst deadly attack of the COVID-19 crisis was on the travel and tourism industry. The size of the tourism industry is Rs. 18 lakh crores. Before Corona, there were 5.5 crore employees in the travel and tourism sector. The corona crisis can lead to the jobs of millions of people in the industry. Similarly, the restaurant sector in the country has a size of Rs 4.2 lakh crore. Before Corona, there were 73 lakh employees in this sector, out of which 20 lakh jobs are estimated to be known.
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