Benefits of Lockdown to Tourism Industry
Everyone on earth is dealing with this pandemic in its own way, on its own level. Every continent on earth is having Corona Virus patients and it is proven to be disastrous for economy, jobs, human life and what not. It has severe impact on each and every sector all around the world.
Everything has a silver lining and thus lockdown has helped the earth and give some time to heal and breathe. And our earth is benefited by the virus and started healing from the damages caused by humans on daily basis.
1. Ganga gaining its purity again
With industries shut and people staying home, the quality of Ganga river water has witnessed a significant improvement of around "40 to 50 %" since March 24, the day when Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Central Pollution Control Board released a report which focused on the impact of lockdown on the water quality of river Ganga. The report highlighted that due to a decrease in industrial activities and a decrease in domestic wastewater, the quality of water in the river has improved.
2. Himalayas are visible from Punjab
Due to the improvement in air quality following in India, Dhauladhar range, which is a part of Himalayan chain of mountains in Himachal Pradesh, has now become visible from Jalandhar, Punjab.
3. Animals have reclaimed land
With humans out of the way, the animals can freely explore the area (and enjoy grazing) in peace. Animals are being spotted in various areas including Neel Gai in Noida, Guldar in Uttarakhand, Deer herd on the street near Rajaji National Park, Delhi etc.
4. Endangered species are spotted
Animals and birds are getting privacy amid lockdown, giving us hope that still we have some chances to save them before it’s too late. Endangered animals are likely to breed and mate properly this year.
Many Endangered species are being spotted as well. Some of them are below mentioned:
Olive Ridley Turtles appeared on Odisha beaches after 7 years for breeding
Rare snow leopards were spotted in the Nanda Devi National Park in Uttarakhand
100 critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles laid their eggs on a deserted beach in Brazil
Leatherback Turtles were spotted nesting on empty Thailand beaches after 20 years
5. Cleaner beaches and surrounding
Lockdown have stopped everyone to move from their houses and so there are no tourism activities on the beaches. The water and sand are looking clear & clean. Birds have started flocking in the absence of the people. Flamingos that arrived this year appears to be far larger than the usual flock in Navi Mumbai due to clean water.
6. Prevention from mass tourism
Even when after this lockdown ends & when life will be on track and people will get to travel again, when countries open their boundaries for other people, there will be some restrictions which have to be fulfilled by the tourists for travelling to a destination or an attraction. Like there will be restrictions on number of people to visit certain places at a time. Entry into any country will be controlled. Seaters on the coaches, cars would be limited. This will surely help to prevent mass tourism problems faced by different destinations.