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Development of Tourism at Historical Places 

 

The Ministry of Tourism has launched two plan schemes in 2014-15 viz. Swadesh Darshan - Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits and PRASAD- Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive for development of tourism infrastructure in the country including historical places and heritage cities.

 

Under Swadesh Darshan scheme thirteen thematic circuits have been identified for development namely; North-East India Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit and Heritage Circuit.

 

Under PRASAD scheme, 23 sites of religious significance have been identified for development in India including Himalayan areas, namely Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Amritsar (Punjab), Ajmer (Rajasthan), Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh),  Dwarka (Gujarat),  Deoghar (Jharkhand), Belur (West Bengal), Gaya (Bihar) , Guruvayoor (Kerala), Hazratbal (Jammu & Kashmir), Kamakhya (Assam), Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Patna (Bihar), Puri (Odisha), Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh), Somnath (Gujarat), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Trimbakeshwar (Maharashtra), Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and Vellankani (Tamil Nadu).

 

The completion time for the projects sanctioned under above schemes varies from 18 to 36 months.

 

STATE-WISE DETAILS OF PROJECTS SANCTIONED UNDER SWADESH DARSHAN AND PRASAD SCHEMES SINCE 2014-15 IN NORTH-EASTERN STATES

 

Swadesh Darshan Scheme:

(Rs. in crore)

Sl. No.

State/UT

Name of the Circuit

Name of the Project

Amt.Sanctioned

Year: 2014-15

1

Arunachal Pradesh

North-East India Circuit

Development of Mega Circuit at Bhalukpong-Bomdila and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.

49.77

Year: 2015-16

 

 

1

Manipur

North-East India Circuit

Development of Tourist Circuit in Manipur: Imphal-Moirang- Khongjom-Moreh.

89.66

2

Sikkim

North-East

India Circuit

Development of Tourist Circuit linking Rangpo (entry) – Rorathang-Aritar-Phadamchen- Nathang-Sherathang-Tsongmo- Gangtok-Phodong-Mangan- Lachung-Yumthang-Lachen- Thangu-Gurudongmer-Mangan- Gangtok-Tumin Lingee-Singtam (exit) in Sikkim.

98.05

3

Nagaland

Tribal Circuit

Development of Tribal Circuit Peren- Kohima-Wokha, Nagaland

97.36

4

Mizoram

North-East India Circuit

Integrated Development of New Eco Tourism under Swadesh Darshan – North East Circuit at Thenzawl & South Zote, District Serchhip and Reiek, Mizoram.

94.91

5

Assam

Wildlife Circuit

Development of Manas – Probitora – Nameri – Kaziranga – Dibru – Saikhowa as Wildlife Circuit in Assam.

95.67

6

Arunachal Pradesh

North-East India Circuit

Integrated Development of New Adventure Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh

97.14

7

Tripura

North-East India Circuit

Development of North East Circuit : Agartala - Sipahijala - Melaghar - Udaipur - Amarpur - Tirthamukh - Mandirghat – Dumboor- NarikelKunja - Gandachara – Ambassa in Tripura

99.59

Year: 2016-17

1

Meghalaya

North-East India Circuit

Development of Umium (Lake View), U Lum Sohpetbneng Mawdiangdiang – Orchid Lake Resort, Meghalaya.

99.13

2

Manipur

Spiritual Circuit

Development of Spiritual Circuit – Shri Govindajee Temple, Shri Bijoy Govindajee Temple – Shri Gopinath Temple – Shri Bungshibodon Temple – Shri Kaina Temple, Manipur.

53.80

3

Sikkim

North-East India circuit

Development of Tourist Circuit Linking Singtam – Maka-Temi-Bermoik Tokel-Phongia-Namchi –Jorthang-Okharey-Sombaria-Daramdin-Jorethang-Melli (Exit) in Sikkim.

95.32

4

Nagaland

Tribal circuit

Development of Tribal circuit (Mokokchung–Tuensang-Mon) in Nagaland

99.67

 

PRASAD Scheme:

(Rs. in Crore)

Sl. No.

Name of the project

Amt.

Sanctioned

2015-16

 

1

Assam

Development of Kamakhya Temple and Pilgrimage Destination in and around Guwahati

33.98

 

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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