The Ministry of Tourism has launched the Swadesh Darshan scheme in the year 2014-15 with a vision to develop theme based tourist circuits on the principles of high tourist value, competitiveness and sustainability in an integrated manner by synergizing efforts to focus on needs and concerns of all stakeholders to enrich tourist experience and enhance employment opportunities. The Ministry has identified Buddhist Circuit as one of the twelve thematic circuits for development under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.
The Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance to State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for tourism projects including Buddhist circuit in consultation with them subject to availability of funds, liquidation of pending utilization certificates and adherence to the scheme guidelines.
The details of projects sanctioned under the Swadesh Darshan scheme till date are given below:-
Details of the projects sanctioned under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.
(Rs. in Crore)
|Sl. No.||State||Name of the project||Sanctioned Amount|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Development of Kakinada Hope Island Konaseema as World class coastal & Eco Tourism Circuit in Andhra Pradesh||69.83|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh||50.00|
|3||Bihar||Cultural Centre, Bodhgaya||33.17|
|Year – 2015-16|
|1||Manipur||Development of Tourist Circuit in Manipur: Imphal-Moirang-Khongjom-Moreh||89.66|
|2||Sikkim||Development of Tourist Circuit linking – Rangpo (entry) – Rorathang – Aritar – Phadamchen – Nathang – Sherathang – Tsongmo – Gangtok – Phodong – Mangan – Lachung – Yumthang – Lachen – Thangu – Gurudongmer – Mangan – Gangtok – Tumin Lingee – Singtam (exit) in Sikkim||98.05|
|3||Uttarakhand||Integrated Development of Eco-Tourism, Adventure Sports, Associated Tourism related Infrastructure for Development of Tehri Lake & Surroundings as New Destination-District Tehri, Uttarakhand||80.37|
|4||Rajasthan||Development of Sambhar Lake Town and Other Destinations under Desert Circuit in Swadesh Darshan Scheme||63.96|
|5||Nagaland||Development of Tribal Circuit Peren –Kohima-Wokha, Nagaland||97.36|