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Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
11-February-2019 17:46 IST
Five projects worth Rs. 361.97 crore sanctioned under Buddhist Circuit: Shri K J Alphons

The Ministry of Tourism has identified Buddhist Circuit as one of the fifteen thematic circuits for development under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. The Ministry has sanctioned 5 projects under this circuit for Rs.361.97 crore.

 

The details of projects sanctioned under Buddhist Circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan scheme:

 

S.No.

State

Project Name

Amt. Sanctioned (Rs. in Crore)

1.

Madhya Pradesh

Development of Buddhist Circuit in Sanchi-Satna-Rewa-Mandsaur-Dhar

74.94

2.

Uttar Pradesh

 

Development of Buddhist Circuit in Srawasti, Kushinagar, & Kapilvastu

99.97

 

3.

Bihar

 

Construction of Convention Centre adjacent to Maya Sarovar on the western side at Bodhgaya, Bihar

98.73

4.

Gujarat

 

Development of Buddhist circuit: Junagadh- Gir-Somnath- Bharuch-Kutch- Bhavnagar- Rajkot- Mehsana

35.99

5.

Andhra Pradesh

 

Development of Buddhist Circuit: Shalihundam- Thotlakonda- Bavikonda- Bojjanakonda- Amravati-Anupu

52.34

Total

361.97

 

Swadesh Darshan Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme (100% funded by Government of India). Development of Craft Haat, Exhibition Gallery and Souvenir Shops are among the admissible components under the scheme.

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

 

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