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TOURISM AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: A STUDY IN ASSAM SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SIVASAGAR

Dhiren Saikia, Nityanandra Das.

Abstract
Assam has greater potentiality to develop its tourism industry mainly because of its historical and cultural places. It attracts
tourists from various parts of the globe. Sivasagar, one of historic cities of Assam, was the capital for long 600 years (1228-
1826) during the Ahom period. Ahom constructed various monuments like Rangghor, Talatalghor etc.
Based on these historic monuments, Sivsagar has become a major tourist spot of Assam. According to Archeological office
data, 448125 domestic and 1930 tourists visit Sivasagar in 2017-18. Tourism industry helps in creating tourism related
employment opportunities either formally in tourist information office, as tourist guide, staff in archeological monuments,or
informally in tourist lodges, hotels and shops of traditional products.According to NEDFI data bank, in 2013- 14 , 273454
people are engaged in tourism related employment in Assam.
This paper tries to make a birdís eye view description about the role of historic city like Sivsagar in creation of tourism
related livelihood. The study is explorative and qualitative in nature. Finally the entire study is based on primary data
collected from the people engaged in tourism related activity in Sivasagar through interview, observation and focus group
discussion and secondary data collected from archeological and tourist information office and from official site of
government.

Key words: Tourism, Employment, Livelihood, Historic city, Assam


 
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Dhiren Saikia, Nityanandra Das. TOURISM AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: A STUDY IN ASSAM SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SIVASAGAR . JCR. 2020; 7(16): 2851-2858. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.362


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Dhiren Saikia, Nityanandra Das. TOURISM AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: A STUDY IN ASSAM SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SIVASAGAR . JCR. 2020; 7(16): 2851-2858. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.362



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Dhiren Saikia, Nityanandra Das. TOURISM AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: A STUDY IN ASSAM SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SIVASAGAR . JCR. (2020), [cited June 02, 2021]; 7(16): 2851-2858. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.362



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Dhiren Saikia, Nityanandra Das (2020) TOURISM AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: A STUDY IN ASSAM SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SIVASAGAR . JCR, 7 (16), 2851-2858. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.362



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Dhiren Saikia, Nityanandra Das. 2020. TOURISM AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: A STUDY IN ASSAM SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SIVASAGAR . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 2851-2858. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.362



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Dhiren Saikia, Nityanandra Das. "TOURISM AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: A STUDY IN ASSAM SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SIVASAGAR ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2851-2858. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.362



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Dhiren Saikia, Nityanandra Das. "TOURISM AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: A STUDY IN ASSAM SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SIVASAGAR ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.16 (2020), 2851-2858. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.362



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Dhiren Saikia, Nityanandra Das (2020) TOURISM AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: A STUDY IN ASSAM SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SIVASAGAR . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 2851-2858. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.362