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Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
07-March-2018 16:19 IST
Over Rs. 1300 crore sanctioned under Swadesh Darshan & PRASHAD schemes for development and promotion of tourism in North-Eastern states: Tourism Minister

The Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned Rs. 1267.49 crore under Swadesh Darshan and Rs. 33.98 crore under PRASHAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) schemes respectively in North-Eastern states till date. The details of the projects sanctioned for the development of North-Eastern States under the Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes of this Ministry are given below.

 

For the promotion of tourism in North- Eastern States, Ministry of Tourism undertakes various activities such as Organisation of Annual International Tourism Mart, releasing TV campaigns on Doordarshan to promote North-East as an attractive tourist destination, promotion of North-East in SATTE and producing various promotional collaterals focusing on the North-eastern destinations etc.

 

For the development and promotion of tourism, Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to State Governments/Union Territory (UT) Administrations including the North-Eastern States under its various scheme guidelines for tourism projects identified by them subject to submission of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), their adherence to relevant scheme guidelines, availability of funds and liquidation of pending utilization certificates against the funds released earlier.

         

 

Details of projects sanctioned in North Eastern States under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme are as below:

                (Rs. in crore)

Sl.

No.

State

Year of Sanction

Theme

Name of Project

Amount Sanctioned

1.

Arunachal Pradesh

2014-15

North East Circuit

Development of Mega Circuit at Bhalukpong-Bomdila&Tawang

49.77

2.

Manipur

2015-16

North- East Circuit

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

89.66

3.

Sikkim

North-East Circuit

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

98.05

4.

Nagaland

Tribal Circuit

Development of Tribal Circuit Peren- Kohima-Wokha, Nagaland

97.36

5.

Mizoram

North East Circuit

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

94.91

6.

Assam

Wildlife Circuit

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

95.67

7.

Arunachal

Pradesh

North East Circuit

Integrated Development of New Adventure Tourism

97.14

8.

Tripura

North East Circuit

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

99.59

9.

Meghalaya

2016-17

North East circuit

Development of Umiam Lake view-U LumSohpetbneng- Mawdiangdiang orchid lake resort

99.13

10.

Manipur

Spiritual circuit

Development of Spiritual Circuit - Shri Govindajee Temple – Shri Bijoy Govindajee Temple- Shri Gopinath Temple- Shri Bungshibodon Temple – Shri Kaina Temple

53.80

11.

Sikkim

North East circuit

Developmentof Tourist Circuit Linking Singtam – Maka-Temi-BermoikTokel-Phongia-Namchi –Jorthang-Okharey-Sombaria-Daramdin-Jorethang-Melli (Exit)

95.32

12.

Nagaland

Tribal circuit

Development of Tribal Circuit Mokokchung- Tuensang-Mon

99.67

13.

Mizoram

Eco-circuit

Development of Eco-Adventure CircuitAizawl - Rawpuichhip– Khawhphawp – Lengpui – Durtlang – Sakawrhmuituaitlang - Muthee – Chitelui - Beratlawng -Tuirial Airfield – Hmuifang

99.07

14.

Assam

Heritage circuit

Development of Tezpur-Majuli-Sibsagar

98.35

Total

1267.49

 

Detail of project sanctioned in North Eastern States under the PRASHAD Scheme is as below:

 

(Rs. in crore)

Sl. No.

Year of sanction

Name of the Project

Amt. Sanctioned

1

2015-16

Development of Kamakhya Temple and Pilgrimage Destination in and around Guwahati

33.98

 

 

Total

33.98

 

This information was given by Shri K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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JP/jk/Tourism/07-03-2018