India: Development of Puranic Chakra Teerth

Published on : Monday, December 7, 2015

Chakra TeerthIndian Ministry of Tourism has launched a new Plan Scheme ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive’ (PRASAD) in the year 2014-15 for development and beautification of pilgrimage sites of the country. State-wise list of 13 pilgrimage sites so far identified for development and beautification under the scheme is given below:

Sl. No Name of the Site Name of the State
1. Amaravati Andhra Pradesh
2. Kamakhya Assam
3. Gaya Bihar
4. Patna -do-
5. Dwarka Gujarat
6. Puri Odisha
7. Amritsar Punjab
8. Ajmer Rajasthan
9. Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu
10. Vellankanni -do-
11. Kedarnath Uttarakhand
12. Mathura Uttar Pradesh
13. Varanasi -do-

Identification of more destinations under the scheme is a continuous process, subject to availability of resources and adherence to scheme guidelines.

Ministry of Tourism has launched another Plan Scheme “Swadesh Darshan” in 2014-15 for integrated development of theme based circuits. Under Swadesh Darshan twelve thematic circuits have been identified, including four religious/spiritual thematic circuits i.e. Buddhist Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Spiritual Circuit and Ramayana Circuit.

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

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