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Published on : Wednesday, May 11, 2016
For development of tourism infrastructure in the country, the Ministry of Tourism has launched the Swadesh Darshan scheme – Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits, in 2014-15. Eco Circuit has been identified as one of the thirteen thematic circuits for development under the scheme. The Ministry has sanctioned following projects to various State Governments under Eco Circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan scheme:
(Rs. in Crore)
|Sl. No.||Name of the Project||Amt. Sanctioned|
|1.||Integrated Development of Eco-Tourism, Adventure Sports, Associated Tourism related Infrastructure for Development of Tehri Lake & Surroundings as New Destination-District Tehri, Uttarakhand.||80.37|
|2.||Integrated Development of Eco Tourism Circuit in Mahaboobnagar district, Telangana.||91.62|
|3.||Development of Pathanamthitta – Gavi – Vagamon – Thekkady as Eco Tourism Circuit in Idduki and Pathanamthitta Districts in Kerala.||99.22|
The Ministry of Tourism has received project proposals from the North East States under the themes of North East India Circuit, Wildlife Circuit and Tribal Circuit of Swadesh Darshan scheme. The details of projects sanctioned to these States during 2014-15 and 2015-16 are annexed.
The details of the projects sanctioned to the States of North East Region under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in the year 2014-15 and 2015-16.
(Rs. In Crore)
|Name of Theme||State||Name of Project||Amt.
|North East India Circuit||Arunachal Pradesh||Development of Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh||49.77|
|1||North East India Circuit||Manipur||Development of Tourist Circuit in Manipur: Imphal-Moirang-Khongjom-Moreh||89.66|
|2||North East India Circuit||Sikkim||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||North East India Circuit||Arunachal Pradesh||Integrated Development of Adventure Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh||97.14|
|4||Tribal Circuit||Nagaland||Development of Tribal Circuit Peren –Kohima-Wokha, Nagaland||97.36|
|5||Wildlife Circuit||Assam||Wildlife Circuit of Assam||95.67|
|6||North East India Circuit||Tripura||Development of North East Circuit : Agartala – Sipahijala – Melaghar – Udaipur – Amarpur – Tirthamukh – Mandirghat – Dumboor- NarikelKunja – Gandachara – Ambassa||99.59|
|7||Eco Circuit||Mizoram||Integrated Development of New Eco-Tourism at Thenzawl, Reike& South Zote||94.91|
This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Civil Aviation in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.