MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: Tourism Ministry notifies 57 destinations in the country for development under Swadesh Darshan 2.0

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Source: Government of India (2)

Posted On: 05 FEB 2024 5:18PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency for the formulation of national policies and programs and for the co-ordination of activities of various Central Government Agencies, State Governments/UTs and the Private Sector for the development and promotion of tourism in the country. Major functions of the Ministry of Tourism are:

i.          All policy matters

ii.         Planning

iii.        Co-ordination with other Ministries, Departments, State/Union Territory Administrations

iv.        Regulation

v.         Infrastructure & Product Development

vi.        Research, Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation

vii.       International Co-operation and External Assistance

viii.      Legislation and Parliamentary Work

ix.        Overall Review of the Functioning of the Field Offices

x.         Marketing & Promotion Work

The Ministry of Tourism promotes the tourism destinations and tourism products of the country in a holistic manner both within the country and overseas markets. Promotions are also undertaken through the Website and Social Media platforms of the Ministry. The tourist destinations in the country are also amplified through the different promotional materials, films and other collaterals developed by the Ministry. Ministry of Tourism also participates in travel fairs/exhibitions held in overseas markets to showcase India’s tourism destinations and products. In addition, Ministry of Tourism releases media campaigns in important and potential markets overseas and within the country under the “Incredible India” brand – line, to promote various tourism destinations and products of the country.

The Ministry of Tourism launched the Swadesh Darshan Scheme for development of theme-based tourist circuits. A total of 76 projects have been sanctioned. The Ministry of Tourism has revamped the Swadesh Darshan Scheme as Swadesh Darshan 2.0 (SD2.0) with the objective to develop sustainable and responsible tourism destinations, following a destination & tourism-centric approach. In line with the scheme guidelines, the respective State/UT prepares State Perspective Plan and the Ministry of Tourism selects destination for development accordingly. The Ministry has notified 57 destinations in the country for development under SD2.0. The details of the projects sanctioned under the Swadesh Darshan 1.0 Scheme and the destinations notified under SD2.0 Scheme are at Annexure-I.

The Ministry of Tourism launched National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) Scheme with the objective of integrated development of identified pilgrimage destinations. The scheme aimed at creation of pilgrimage/spiritual tourism infrastructure development at the identified destinations. A total of 46 projects have been sanctioned under the scheme. The details of projects sanctioned under the PRASHAD Scheme is given at Annexure-II.

The reply was given by Union Minister of Tourism Shri G.K Reddy in Lok Sabha today.

ANNEXURE-I

Circuit wise list of projects under Swadesh Darshan Scheme from FY 2014-15 till 21.01.2024

(Amount Rs. in Crore)

Sr. No.

Name of the Theme

Number of projects

Amount Sanctioned

1.

Buddhist Circuit

05

319.01

2.

Coastal Circuit

10

631.39

3.

Desert Circuit

01

50.01

4.

Eco Circuit

06

415.44

5.

Heritage Circuit

10

742.85

6.

Himalayan Circuit

07

587.92

7.

Krishna Circuit

02

153.19

8.

North-East Circuit

10

816.13

9.

Ramayana Circuit

02

196.66

10.

Rural Circuit

02

101.62

11.

Spiritual Circuit

13

672.61

12.

Tirthankar Circuit

01

33.96

13.

Tribal Circuit

04

371.47

14.

Wildlife Circuit

02

186.78

15

Wayside

01

15.07

TOTAL

76

5294.11

List of Destinations notified under Swadesh Darshan Scheme 2.0

S.N.

States/Union Territory

Destinations Notified

1

Andhra Pradesh

Gandikota, Arakku-Lambassingi

2

Arunachal Pradesh

Nacho, Mechuka

3

Assam

Jorhat,  Kokrajhar

4

Bihar

Gaya,  Nalanda

5

Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur,  Jagdalpur

6

Goa

Porvorim,  Colva

7

Gujarat

Dholavira, Dwarka

8

Haryana

Panchkula (Morni)

9

Himachal Pradesh

Pong Dam

10

Jammu & Kashmir

Basholi

11

Jharkhand

Chandil

12

Karnataka

Hampi, Mysuru

13

Kerala

Kumarakom,  Kozhikode (Beypore)

14

Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior, Chitrakoot

15

Maharashtra

Sindhudurg, Ajanta-Ellora

16

Manipur

Moirang (Bishnupur)

17

Meghalaya

Shillong,  Sohra

18

Mizoram

Aizawl,  Champhai

19

Nagaland

Niuland,  Chumukedima

20

Odisha

Koraput,  Debrigarh along with special attraction of ‘Khinda Village’

21

Punjab

Amritsar, Kapurthala

22

Rajasthan

Bundi (Keshoraipatan), Jodhpur

23

Sikkim

Gangtok, Gyalshing

24

Tamil Nadu

Mamallapuram, The Nilgiris

25

Telangana

Bhongir,  Ananthagiri

26

Tripura

Agartala,  Unakoti

27

Uttar Pradesh

Prayagraj,  Naimisharanya

28

Uttarakhand

Pittoragarh,  Champavat

29

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

30

Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep

31

Puducherry

Puducherry, Karaikal

32

Ladakh

Leh, Kargil

Total

 57

ANNEXURE-II

State wise list of projects sanctioned under PRASHAD Scheme from FY 2014-15 till 31.01.2024.

(Amount Rs. in Crore)

S. No.

Name of State/ UT

Number of Projects

Sanctioned Amount

1

Andhra Pradesh

3

124.89

2

Arunachal Pradesh

1

37.88

3

Assam

1

29.80

4

Bihar

2

45.81

5

Chhattisgarh

1

48.44

6

Gujarat

5

205.53

7

Haryana

1

48.53

8

Jammu & Kashmir

1

40.46

9

Jharkhand

1

36.79

10

Karnataka

1

45.71

11

Kerala

1

45.19

12

Madhya Pradesh

2

93.92

13

Maharashtra

1

52.92

14

Meghalaya

1

29.29

15

Mizoram

1

44.89

16

Nagaland

2

43.44

17

Odisha

1

50.00

18

Punjab

2

37.97

19

Rajasthan

1

32.64

20

Sikkim

1

33.32

21

Tamil Nadu

2

18.85

22

Telangana

3

142.28

23

Tripura

1

37.80

23

Uttar Pradesh

6

130.28

25

Uttarakhand

3

145.28

26

West Bengal

1

30.03

Grand Total

46

1631.93

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