The Details of Projects Sanctioned Under Swadesh Darshan and Prashad Scheme - Religious Tourist Circuits

The Details of Projects Sanctioned Under Swadesh Darshan and Prashad Scheme - Religious Tourist Circuits.

(a) to (e)  Ministry of Tourism under its Swadesh Darshan Scheme- Integrated Development of Theme Based Tourist Circuits is developing tourism infrastructure in the identified circuits, across the country, having tourist potential in a planned and prioritized manner. Under the scheme fifteen thematic circuits have been identified for development including themes covering all the religious/spiritual sites in the country, namely: Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Tirthankar Circuit and Sufi Circuit.

RELIGIOUS+TOURIST+CIRCUITS
In addition to above, Ministry is developing tourism infrastructure at identified pilgrimage and heritage destinations under its PRASHAD Scheme. Ministry has identified 41 sites in 25 states for development under the scheme namely Amaravati and Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh), Kamakhya (Assam), Parasuram Kund (Lohit District, Arunachal Pradesh), Patna and Gaya (Bihar), Balmeshwari Devi Temple (Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh), Dwarka and Somnath (Gujarat), Gurudwara Nada Saheb, Panchkula (Haryana), Maa Chintpurni (Una, Himachal Pradesh), Hazratbal and Katra (Jammu & Kashmir), Deogarh and Parasnath (Jharkhand), Chamundeshwari Devi, Mysuru (Karnataka), Guruvayoor, St. Thomas International Shrine, (Malayattoor), Cheraman Juma Mosque (Thrissur, Kerala), Omkareshwar and Amarkantak  (Madhya Pradesh), Babedpara, West Jaintia Hills and Sohra (Meghalaya), Aizwal (Mizoram), Kohima and Mokokchung Districts (Nagaland), Trimbakeshwar (Maharashtra), Puri (Odisha), Amritsar (Punjab), Ajmer (Rajasthan), Kanchipuram and Vellankani (Tamil Nadu), Tripura Sundari (Tripura), Varanasi and Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri (Uttarakhand) and Belur (West Bengal).

The projects under the above schemes are identified for development in consultation with the State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations and are sanctioned subject to availability of funds, submission of suitable Detailed Project Reports, adherence to scheme guidelines and utilization of funds released earlier. The details of the projects sanctioned under the above schemes in various states including North Eastern States and Uttar Pradesh are annexed. The projects are at various stages of implementation/completion.
ANNEXURE

STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.204 ANSWERED ON 08.07.2019 REGARDING RELIGIOUS TOURIST CIRCUITS.

THE DETAILS OF PROJECTS SANCTIONED UNDER SWADESH DARSHAN SCHEME
(Rs. in crores)
S.
No.
State/ Sanction Year
Project Name
Amt.
Sanctioned
Amt.
Released
SPIRITUAL CIRCUIT
1. Kerala (2016-17) Development of Sabarimala - Erumeli-Pampa-Sannidhanam in District Pathanamthitta 99.99 20.00
2. Manipur (2016-17) Development of Spiritual Circuit – Shri Govindajee Temple, Shri Bijoy Govindajee Temple – Shri Gopinath Temple – Shri Bungshibodon Temple – Shri Kaina Temple 53.80 40.14
3. Kerala (2016-17) Development of Sree Padmanabha Arnamula- Sabrimala 92.22 72.42
4. Bihar (2016-17) Integrated Development of Kanwaria Route: Sultanganj – Dharmshala- Deoghar 52.35 26.17
5. Uttar Pradesh (2016-17) Development of Shahjahanpur- Allahabad-Basti- Ahar- Aligharh-Kasgunj-Sarosi- Pratapgarh-Unnao-Kaushambi- Mirzapur-Gorakpur- Kairana- Doamriyagunj- Bagpat- Barabanki- Azamgarh 68.39 54.71
6. Uttar Pradesh (2016-17) Development of Bijnor- Meerut- Kanpur- Kanpur Dehat- Banda- Ghazipur- Salempur- Ghosi- Balia- Ambedkar Nagar- Aligarh- Fatehpur- Deoria- Mahoba- Sonbhadra- Chandauli- 63.77 50.33
Mishrikh- Bhadohi
7. Rajasthan (2016-17) Development of Churu (Salasar Balaji)– Jaipur (Shri Samode Balaji, Ghatke Balaji, Bandheke Balaji)- Alwar (Pandupole Hanumanji, Bharathari)- Viratnagar (Bijak, Jainnasiya, Ambika Temple)- Bharatpur (Kaman Region)- Dholpur (Muchkund) – Mehandipur Balaji- Chittorgarh (Sanwaliyaji) 93.90 46.95
8. Puducherry (2017-18) Development of Spiritual Circuit in Puducherry 40.68 19.26
9. Bihar (2017-18) Dvelopment of Mandar Development Hill & Ang Pradesh 53.49 10.70
10. Maharashtra (2018-19) Development of Waki- Adasa- Dhapewada- Paradsingha- Chota Taj Bagh- Telankhandi- Girad 54.01 0.00
11. Uttar Pradesh (2018-19) Development of Jewar-Dadri- Sikandrabad-Noida-Khurja- Banda 14.52 0.00
12. Kerala (2018-19) Development Sivagiri Sree Narayana Guru Ashram- Arruvipuram- Kunnumpara Sree Subrahmania- Chembazhanthi Sree Narayana Gurukulam 69.47 0.00
13. Kerala (2018-19) Development of Kasaragod, Wayanad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Mallapuram, Thrichur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, Allaphuza, Pathananamithitta, Kollam, Trivandrum 85.23 0.00
14. Uttar Pradesh (2018-19) Development of Gorakhnath Temple(Gorakhpur), Devipattan Temple (Balrampur) and Vatvashni Temple (Domariyagunj) 21.16 0.00
RAMAYANA CIRCUIT
15. Uttar Pradesh (2016-17) Development of Chitrakoot and Shringverpur 69.45 52.17
16. Uttar Pradesh (2017-18) Development of Ayodhya 133.31 66.65
KRISHNA CIRCUIT
17. Haryana (2016-17) Development of Tourism Infrastructures at places related to Mahabharata in Kurukshetra 97.35 70.60
18. Rajasthan (2016-17) Integrated Development of Govind Dev ji temple (Jaipur), Khatu Shyam Ji (Sikar) and Nathdwara (Rajsamand) 91.45 45.72
BUDDHIST CIRCUIT
19. Madhya Pradesh (2016-17) Development of Sanchi-Satna- Rewa-Mandsaur-Dhar 74.94 54.51
20. Uttar Pradesh (2016-17) Development of Srawasti, Kushinagar & Kapilvastu 99.97 45.03
21. Bihar (2016-17) Construction of Convention Centre adjacent to Maya Sarovar on the western side at Bodhgaya 98.73 19.75
22. Gujarat (2017-18) Development of Junagadh- Gir- Somnath- Bharuch-Kutch- Bhavnagar- Rajkot- Mehsana 35.99 7.20
23. Andhra Pradesh (2017-18) Development of Shalihundam- Thotlakonda- Bavikonda-
Bojjanakonda- Amravati- Anupu in Andhra Pradesh
52.34 10.47
TIRTHANKAR CIRCUIT
24. Bihar (2016-17) Development of Jain Circuit: Vaishali-Arrah-Masad-Patna- Rajgir-Pawapuri-Champapuri 52.39 26.19

THE DETAILS OF PROJECTS SANCTIONED UNDER PRASHAD SCHEME
(Rs. in crores)
Sl.
No.
State Name of the Project Amount Sanctioned Amount Released
Year 2014-15
1
Bihar Development of basic facilities at Vishnupad temple, Gaya, Bihar 4.27 2.91
2
Odisha Infrastructure Development at Puri, Shree Jagannath Dham- Ramachandi-Prachi River front at Deuli under Mega Circuit 50.00 10.00
3
Uttar Pradesh Development of Mathura- Vrindavan as Mega Tourist Circuit (Ph-II) 14.93 10.38
4
Uttar Pradesh Construction of Tourist Facilitation Centre at Vrindavan, Distt. Mathura 9.36 7.36
Year 2015-16
5
Andhra Pradesh Development of Amaravati Town, Guntur District as a Tourist Destination 28.36 22.69
6
Assam Development of Kamakhya Temple and Pilgrimage Destination in and around Guwahati 30.71 22.03
7
Bihar Development at Patna Sahib 41.54 33.23
8
Punjab Development of Karuna Sagar Valmiki Sthal at Amritsar 6.40 6.40
9
Rajasthan Integrated Development of Pushkar/Ajmer 40.44 19.41
10 Uttarakhand Integrated Development of Kedarnath 34.78 27.83
11 Uttar Pradesh Development of Varanasi 20.40 16.32
Year 2016-17
12 Gujarat Development of Dwarka 26.23 6.85
13 Gujarat Pilgrimage amenities at Somnath 37.44 26.51
14 Jammu & Kashmir Development at Hazratbal, 42.02 25.45
15 Kerala Development at Guruvayur Temple 46.14 36.91
16 Tamilnadu Development of Kanchipuram 16.48 8.24
17 Tamilnadu Development of Vellankani 5.60 2.59
18 West Bengal Development of Belur 30.03 23.39
Year 2017-18
19 Madhya Pradesh Development of Omkareshwar 40.67 18.76
20 Uttar Pradesh Cruise Tourism in River Ganga, Varanasi 10.72 5.14
21. Maharashtra Development of
Trimbakeshwar
37.81 8.49
22 Uttar Pradesh Development of Varanasi Under Prashad Scheme - II 44.60 10.21
23 Andhra Pradesh Development of Srisailam Temple in Andhra Pradesh under PRASHAD scheme 47.45 37.96
Year 2018-19
24 Uttarakhand Development of Infrastructure for Pilgrimage Facilitation in Badrinath Ji Dham (Uttarakhand) 39.24 11.77
25 Gujarat Development of Promenade at Somnath, 44.59 13.77
26 Uttar Pradesh Development of Govardhan, Mathura 39.74 0.0
27 Jharkhand Development of Baidyanathji Dham, Deoghar 39.13 0.0
28 Nagaland Development of Pilgrimage Facilities in Nagaland 25.26 0.0
Total
854.34 414.60
The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Tourism of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF TOURISM

LOK SABHA 
STARRED QUESTION NO.204
ANSWERED ON 08.07.2019 

RELIGIOUS TOURIST CIRCUITS

204. SHRI REBATI TRIPURA
        SHRI VIJAY KUMAR DUBEY

Will the Minister of TOURISM be pleased to state:

  • (a) whether the Government has any proposal to establish more religious tourist circuits besides Ramayana and Buddhist Circuits;
  • (b) if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise, specially in the North- Eastern States and Uttar Pradesh;
  • (c) if not, the reasons therefor;
  • (d) whether there has been any progress so far in this regard; and
  • (e) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR TOURISM (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
(SHRI PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL)

(a) to (e) A statement is laid on the table of the House.

STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 204 ANSWERED ON 08.07.2019 REGARDING RELIGIOUS TOURIST CIRCUITS.

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