Special Scheme for hilly areas to encourage Tourism in India

Published on : Saturday, May 16, 2015

download (6)Under the Scheme of Swadesh Darshan of Ministry of Tourism, an amount of Rs. 50 crore has already been sanctioned under the North-east Circuit for a project in Arunachal Pradesh i.e., Bhalukpong – Bomdila –Tawang.

Under Swadesh Darshan, the following five circuits have been identified for development:-

(i) North East Circuit

(ii) Buddhist Circuit

(iii) Himalayan Circuit

(iv) Coastal Circuit

(v) Krishna Circuit

Under PRASAD, initially twelve cities have been identified namely Ajmer, Amritsar, Amravati, Dwarka, Gaya, Kedarnath, Kamakhaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi and Velankanni.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge), and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma in reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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