PRASHAD and Swadesh Darshan Development of Tourism Infrastructure in the Country (Download PDF)

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Taking leaf from vibrant night markets in Asia that gives tourists close-up look of life there, GoI contemplating slew of measures providing gamut of experience to draw in travellers.

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Image of Goals of Tourism Development

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Activities in BIll

For visitors there is undeniable attraction in discovering exciting tourist hotspots by hanging around in bars, discotheques & restaurant lounges to soak in experience of city.

  • Bill includes range of experience available after sundown ranging from evening cruises, illumination of monuments, sound & light shows, evening aarti, night bazaars & fairs.

  • Activities around monuments after sunset which could be illuminated after dark are expected to prove huge draw.

Night Tourism

  • Funding will be provided under PRASAD and Swadesh Darshan for illuminated monuments, illumination of heritage streets, sound & light shows & laser shows, street lighting, high mast lights, amphitheatres, tourist villages.
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Image of Night Tourism

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Circuit Wise List of Projects Sanctioned Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme:

Table contain shows the Name of the Theme

Table contain shows the Name of the Theme

Name of the Theme

No. of projects

Amt. Sanctioned

Coastal Circuit

11

895.98

Spiritual Circuit

10

678.00

Heritage Circuit

9

780.23

North-East Circuit

8

723.57

Himalayan Circuit

7

668.95

Buddhist Circuit.

5

361.97

Eco Circuit

5

460.74

Tribal Circuit

4

381.37

Krishna Circuit

2

188.8

Wildlife Circuit

2

187.89

Ramayana Circuit

2

202.76

Desert Circuit (Hot & Cold desert)

1

63.96

Rural Circuit

1

44.65

TOTAL

67

5638.87

Swadesh Darshan Scheme:

  • Swadesh Darshan Scheme was launched in 2014 - 15 for integrated development of theme based tourist circuits
  • Under various thematic circuits of Swadesh Darshan scheme, sum of Rs. 5638 cr. is sanctioned for 67 projects.

Objectives of Scheme

  • Develop circuits having tourist potential in planned & prioritized manner

  • Integrated development of infrastructure in identified theme-based circuits

  • Promote cultural & heritage value of country

  • Provide complete tourism experience w/varied thematic circuits

  • Leverage public capital & expertise

  • Follow community-based development & pro-poor tourism approach

PRASAD Scheme

  • National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation & Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive is providing Central Financial Assistance to state govt. for development of tourism infrastructure in country.
  • PRASAD is launched to beautify & improve amenities & infrastructure at pilgrimage centres of all faiths.

Objectives of Scheme

  • Leveraging public capital & expertise

  • Promote local arts, culture, handicrafts, cuisine, etc. , to generate livelihood in identified places.

  • Integrated development of pilgrimage destinations in a planned, prioritized & sustainable manner to provide complete religious tourism experience.

  • Follow community-based development & pro-poor tourism concept in development of pilgrimage destinations.

Under ‘PRASAD’ scheme focus is on development & beautification of identified pilgrimage destinations.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 5, 2018

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