Swadesh Darshan scheme gets a shot in the arm with over 2000 crores allocation for 25 projects

The Swadesh Darshan scheme, launched in January last year, has received a substantial allocation of INR 2048 crores by the Ministry of Tourism. The project, rolled by the government with an objective to develop theme-based tourist circuits, has been sanctioned the sum for completion of 25 projects spread across India’s twenty-one states Swadesh Darshan and Union Territories. Meanwhile, continuing with a special focus on the Northeast, Modi government has allocated INR 821 crores, sanctioning nine projects, while three projects worth INR 282 crores have been approved for tribal areas in Nagaland, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.
Ministry of Tourism has released an amount of INR 403 crores to states and Union Territories for projects which have already been approved. Some of the states and UTs for which projects have been sanctioned under the scheme include Jammu and Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar.
The government has identified thirteen thematic circuits for development under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme. They include North-east India circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit and Heritage Circuit.

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