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Development of Tourism in Northeast, Project Sanctioned under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes to North Eastern Region from 2014-15 to till date

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF TOURISM 

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.4322 
ANSWERED ON 07.01.2019 

DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM IN NORTH EAST 

4322. SHRI RAMESWAR TELI
          SHRI KAMAKHYA PRASAD TASA
          SHRI RADHESHYAM BISWAS 

Will the Minister of TOURISM be pleased to state: 
  • (a) whether the Government has made any assessment of tourism potential of the North Eastern region for development of tourism therein and if so, the details thereof along with the details of the tourism sites proposed to be developed for attracting tourists both domestic and international and the response of the respective State Governments in this regard; 
  • (b) whether Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been sought from the respective State Governments in this regard and if so, the details thereof; 
  • (c) the funds allocated for the development of tourism in the North Eastern States during the last three years and the current year, State-wise; 
  • (d) whether the Government has provided any financial assistance to any Tourism Institute or for any tourism programmes during the current year in Assam and if so, the details thereof; and 
  • (e) whether the Government has any plan to organize fairs, festivals and exhibitions in the North-Eastern States during the next financial year to promote tourism and if so, the details thereof, along with the funds allocated for the purpose, State- wise including Assam? 
DEVELOPMENT+OF+TOURISM+IN+NORTH+EAST
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE FOR TOURISM (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) 
(SHRI K.J. ALPHONS) 

(a) to (c)  Development of Tourism is primarily the responsibility of the respective State Governments. However, Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for the proposals submitted by the State Governments including North Eastern States under its various scheme Guidelines subject to submission of Detailed Project Report (DPR), their adherence to Scheme Guidelines and availability of funds. 

     Based on the proposals and DPRs submitted by State Governments of North Eastern Region, funds have been sanctioned for development of tourism in the North Eastern States under the Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes. The details for the last three years and the current year are given at Annexure-I. 

(d)  The details of financial assistance provided to Assam in the current year for conducting training programme in Tourism and Hospitality are given at Annexure-II. 

(e)  Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance under the relevant Scheme guidelines for the proposals submitted by the State Governments/Union Territories for organizing fairs/festivals/events. MOT does not allocate funds for fairs and festivals for the future financial years. 
ANNEXURE-I 
STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.4322 ANSWERED ON 07.01.2019 REGARDING DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM IN NORTH EAST. 
Project Sanctioned under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes to North Eastern Region from 2014-15 to till date 
(Amt. in crore)
Sl.
No.
State Year of Sanction Scheme/ Circuit Name of Project Sanction Amt. Release Amt.
1. Arunachal
Pradesh
2014-15 Swadesh Darshan: North East Development of Mega Circuit at Bhalukpong- Bomdila&Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh 49.77 39.81
2. Manipur 2015-16 Swadesh Darshan: North- East Development of Tourist Circuit in Manipur: Imphal- Khongjom. 72.23 61.32
3. Sikkim Swadesh Darshan: North- East Development of Tourist Circuit
linking Rangpo
(entry) –
Rorathang- Aritar- Phadamchen- Nathang- Sherathang- Tsongmo-
Gangtok-Phodong- Mangan- Lachung- Yumthang-
Lachen- Thangu- Gurudongmer- Mangan- Gangtok- TuminLingee- Singtam (exit) in Sikkim.
98.05 78.44
4. Nagaland Swadesh Darshan: Tribal Development of Tribal Circuit
Peren- Kohima- Wokha, Nagaland.
97.36 72.05
5. Mizoram 2015-16 Swadesh Darshan: North East Integrated Development of New Eco Tourism under Swadesh Darshan-North East Circuit at Thenzawl& South Zote, District Serchhip and Reiek, Mizoram. 94.91 75.92
6. Assam PRASHAD Development of Kamakhya Temple and Pilgrimage Destination in and around Guwahati 33.98 16.99
7. Assam Swadesh Darshan: Wildlife Development of Manas– Probitora– Nameri–
Kaziranga– Dibru– Saikhowa as Wildlife Circuit in Assam.
95.67 47.84
8. Arunachal
Pradesh
Swadesh Darshan: North East Integrated Development of New Adventure Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh 97.14 77.71
9. Tripura Swadesh Darshan: North East Development of North East Circuit
: Agartala -
Sipahijala - Melaghar - Udaipur
- Amarpur- Tirthamukh- Mandirghat– Dumboor- NarikelKunja- Gandachara– Ambassa in Tripura
99.59 49.79
10. Meghalaya 2016-17 Swadesh Darshan: Development of Umium (Lake 99.13 73.69
North East View), U
LumSohpetbnengM awdiangdiang – Orchid Lake Resort, Meghalaya.
11. Manipur Swadesh Darshan: Spiritual Development of Spiritual Circuit – Shri Govindajee Temple, Shri BijoyGovindajee Temple – Shri Gopinath Temple – Shri Bungshibodon Temple – Shri Kaina Temple, Manipur. 53.80 40.14
12. Sikkim Swadesh Darshan: North East Development of Tourist Circuit Linking Singtam– Maka- Temi- BermoikTokel- Phongia- Namchi – Jorthang- Okharey- Sombaria- Daramdin- Jorethang- Melli (Exit) in Sikkim. 95.32 47.66
13. Nagaland Swadesh Darshan: Tribal Development of Tribal circuit (Mokokchung– Tuensang-Mon) in Nagaland 99.67 49.83
14. Mizoram Swadesh Darshan: Eco Development of Eco-Adventure Circuit Aizawl - Rawpuichhip –
Khawhphawp –
Lengpui – Durtlang
– Chatlang- Sakawrhmuituaitla ng - Muthee – Beratlawng - Tuirial Airfield –
99.07 49.53

Hmuifang under Eco circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan Scheme
15. Assam 2016-17 Swadesh Darshan: Heritage Development of Tezpur – Majuli – Sibsagar as Heritage Circuit in Assam under Swadesh Darshan scheme 98.35 19.67
16. Tripura 2018-19 Swadesh Darshan: North East Development of North East circuit: SurmaCherra- Unakoti- Jampui Hills- Gunabati- Bhunaneshwari- Matabari- Neermahal- Boxanagar- Chottakhola- Pilak- Avangchaarra in Tripura 65.00 0.00
Total
1349.04 800.39
ANNEXURE-II
STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PART (d) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.4322 ANSWERED ON 07.01.2019 REGARDING DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM IN NORTH EAST.
Sl.
No.
Name of Institute Amount released (in lakh) Purpose of the funds released
1
Institute of Hotel Management, (IHM) Guwahati
2.09 IHM Guwahati has been released funds for conducting Tourism Awareness Programme in and around Kaziranga for improving the behaviour attitude of staff of Hotel, Restaurant, Dhabas, street vendors, volunteers, safari drivers, mahuts and shopkeepers to interact with tourists, both domestic and international.
2
Food Craft Institute, Nagaon 9.26 The funds have been released for conducting skill development courses in the Hospitality trades under the Hunar Se Rozgar Tak programme under the scheme of ‘Capacity Building for Service Providers’ (CBSP) – an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism.
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