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English Release 28-November 2014
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Ministry of Tourism30-November, 2012 14:49 IST
Rural Tourism

 

 

 

            Ministry of Tourism is implementing its Rural Tourism Scheme with the main objective of showcasing rural life, art, culture and heritage in villages which have core competence in art and craft, handloom, textiles, natural environment etc. Under this scheme, Central Financial Assistance (CFA) is provided upto Rs.50.00 lakh for infrastructure development and upto Rs.20.00 lakh for capacity building of the local villagers at each identified site.

 

            CFA is sanctioned to State Governments/Union Territory Administrations on the basis of proposals received from them, subject to adherence to scheme guidelines, availability of funds and inter-se priority.

Out of rural tourism projects sanctioned at 186 villages since the inception of the scheme in 2002, projects at 87 villages have been completed by the State Governments/ UT Administrations, so far.

 

            Development and promotion of tourism, as well as execution of tourism projects, is primarily the responsibility of State Governments/ UT Administrations. However, Ministry of Tourism, besides providing CFA for rural tourism projects to States/UTs, promotes rural tourism at various national and international tourism fairs / marts such as World Travel Mart (WTM) London, International Travel Bourse (ITB) Berlin, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Mart, etc. Ministry of Tourism also facilities participation of artisans from rural tourism sites in various national and international tourism events to enable the artisans to showcase their crafts and products. Landscaping and improvement of roads within the Panchayat limits are some of the components of the Rural Tourism Scheme for which CFA is provided to the State Governments/UT Administrations.

 

The state-wise details of the amount  sanctioned and released to the State Governments/ UT Administrations for rural tourism projects during each of the last three years and current year are given below:

 

 

Amount of funds sanctioned and released for Rural Tourism projects sanctioned during 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13 (till 30.9.12).

 

(Rs lakh)

Sr. No.

State/UT

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

(till 30.9.12)

Amt.

Sanctd.

Amt. released

Amt. sanctd.

Amt. released

Amt. sanctd.

Amt. released

Amt. sanctd.

Amt. released

1

Andhra Pradesh

220.37

165.92

109.8

87.84

62.54

50.40

0

0

2

Arunachal Pradesh

64.66

51.73

17.0

13.60

85.88

68.71

20.00

16.00

3

Jammu & Kashmir

374.82

236.8

136.74

109.39

266.19

212.95

51.00

40.8

4

Kerala

18

14.40

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Maharashtra

0

0

0

0

17.29

13.83

49.08

39.26

6

Manipur

16.33

13.06

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

Meghalaya

20

16.00

0

0

0

0

50.00

40.00

8

Mizoram

0

0

20

16.00

50

40.00

62.7

50.16

9

Nagaland

205.1

175.10

0

0

268.44

214.75

0

0

10

Odisha

0

0

0

0

20

16.00

0

0

11

Punjab

0

0

15.5

12.40

15.93

12.74

0

0

12

Sikkim

146.76

117.41

181.27

145.02

0

0

0

0

13

Tamil Nadu

86.45

61.96

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

Tripura

163.22

130.57

164.9

131.92

0

0

0

0

15

Uttarakhand

0

0

0

0

17

13.60

0

0

16

Uttar Pradesh

0

0

40.51

32.41

0

0

0

0

17

West Bengal

0

0

0

0

70

56.00

0

0

18

Puducherry

50

40.00

15.17

12.13

0

0

0

0

 

TOTAL

1365.71

1022.95

700.89

560.71

873.27

698.98

232.78

186.22

 

State-wise details of amount utilized and number of Rural Tourism Sites completed

 

                          (As on 31.10.12)

Sr. No.

State/UT

Amt. Released

(Rs lakh)

Amt. utilized

(Rs lakh)

No. of Rural Tourism Sites sanctioned

No. of Rural Tourism Sites completed

1

Andhra Pradesh

593.10

335.79

11

4

2

Arunachal Pradesh

316.26

161.62

6

3

3

Assam

200.91

126.44

4

1

4

Bihar

60.00

16

1

0

5

Chhattisgarh

369.0

294.83

7

1

6

Gujarat

271.55

196

5

3

7

Haryana

60

55.98

1

0

8

Himachal Pradesh

170

150

3

3

9

Jammu & Kashmir

1570.13

1454.05

29

20

10

Jharkhand

107.81

29.38

2

0

11

Karnataka

2989

283.70

5

5

12

Kerala

338.64

135.24

6

0

13

Madhya Pradesh

411.80

360.79

7

5

14

Maharashtra

143.83

130.34

3

1

15

Manipur

129.90

95.73

4

0

16

Meghalaya

127.59

99.57

3

0

17

Mizoram

0

0

2

0

18

Nagaland

1010.10

803.15

16

11

19

Odisha

495.10

168.13

8

1

20

Punjab

216.83

160.20

5

2

21

Rajasthan

184.91

117.56

3

1

22

Sikkim

606.60

414.76

11

3

23

Tamil Nadu

565.79

494.16

10

8

24

Tripura

530.67

156.36

10

2

25

Uttar Pradesh

197.42

90.28

4

1

26

Uttarakhand

603.82

595.69

11

9

27

West Bengal

347.88

492.29

6

3

28

Delhi

46.08

0

2

0

29

Puducherry

52.13

0

1

0

 

Total

12595.75

7418.04

186

87

 

This information was given by the  Union Minister for Tourism Dr. K. Chiranjeevi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

*****

SAMIR/RV

 

 


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