Swadesh Darshan Scheme : Question raised in Loksabha
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF TOURISM
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1226
ANSWERED ON: 19.09.2020
Swadesh Darshan Scheme
Will the Minister of TOURISM be pleased to state:-
(a) the achievements of the Swadesh Darshan Scheme as of date;
(b) whether there are plans to expand the Scheme to include more theme based tourist circuits;
(c) whether there are plans to extend the ongoing/ planned theme based circuits to Jharkhand; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE FOR TOURISM (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
(SHRI PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL)
(a) to (d): For integrated development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits in the country, Ministry of Tourism has launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme in 2014-15. Since its launch in January 2015; the Ministry has sanctioned 76 projects for Rs.5813.55 Crores, out of which 7 projects are complete and 26 projects are nearing completion. Sanctioning of new projects in the scheme is under review.
Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned a project ‘Development of Dalma- Chandil- Getalsud- Betla National Park- Mirchaiya–Netarhat’, Jharkhand under Eco Circuit Theme of Swadesh Darshan Scheme for Rs.52.72 Crore in 2018-19.