Rajasthan Rural Tourism Scheme

To create employment for locals via rural tourism where they will showcase rural life, art, culture, and heritage and to achieve economic sustainability in the state.

Rajasthan government implements a new Rural Tourism Scheme where they will promote tourism units that showcase rural life, art, culture, and heritage. Agriculture tourism units will be set up on farmland in areas ranging from 2,000 square meters to two hectares. The minimum area of 1,000 square meters and a maximum of 1 hectare will be used for camping sites and caravan parks will be set up on a minimum area of 1,000 square meters and on a maximum of 1 hectare, on which facilities to park vehicles of guests will be developed.

Overview:

Scheme name:Rajasthan Rural Tourism Scheme
Scheme under:Rajasthan Government
Launch date:January 1, 2023
Beneficiaries:Residents of the state
Objective:To strengthen economic sustainability and make the state self-reliant through public participation.

Highlights:

  • There will be a concession on stamp duty.
  • In the beginning, a 25 percent stamp duty will be payable, and the amount will be reimbursed, when they start the tourism unit and after submitting the certificate.
  • An interest subsidy of 9 percent will be provided on loans up to Rs 25 lakh.
  • Land conservation and building plan approval will not be applicable to rural tourism units.
  • To promote rural tourism in areas under the forest department in accordance with the provisions of the State Eco Tourism Policy and approval and benefits on priority to local folk artists and handicraftsmen and rural start-ups.
  • The scheme will promote rural guest houses with 6-10 rooms, On average, 20-25 million tourists, domestic and foreign, visit the state every year.

This scheme will create a number of employment opportunities in the state and help to improve the state’s economic sustainability. Rajasthan can showcase its rural life, art, culture, and heritage through public participation in developing important sectors for economic growth.

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