Swadesh Darshan Scheme

An integrated development of theme based tourist circuits

Government of India has launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme, an integrated development of theme based tourist circuits. It is the scheme by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India. Under the scheme Central Finance Assistance (CFA). Financial assistance will be provided to the state & union territories for the development of tourist sites in the states.

Swadesh Darshan Scheme
Benefits:Development of tourist places across India & attract tourists
Beneficiaries:State governments & union territories to get financial assistance under Central Finance Assistance (CFA) for the development of popular tourist destinations

Objective:

  • To develop tourist destinations in India
  • Use tourism to drive economic growth
  • To create jobs in the sector
  • Promote culture & heritage
  • To spread Indian human values
  • To use tourism for economic development & employment creation

Under the scheme world class infrastructure will be created at the popular tourist attractions in the country. The government wants to make sure that there is a proper connectivity to them.

Tourist Circuits:

  • North-East India Circuit,
  • Buddhist Circuit,
  • Himalayan Circuit,
  • Coastal Circuit,
  • Krishna Circuit,
  • Desert Circuit,
  • Tribal Circuit,
  • Eco Circuit,
  • Wildlife Circuit,
  • Rural Circuit,
  • Spiritual Circuit,
  • Ramayana Circuit &
  • Heritage Circuit

Government agencies will also work with the local communities to understand the importance of tourism & how it can help them create livelihood for them. The primary focus is to create public facilities, last mile connectivity, tourists reception centers, way-side amenities, solid waste management, illuminations, landscaping & parking etc.

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A budget of Rs. 2055.96 were allocated earlier which is used for the development of 60 such sites. The on-going work will be completed by December 2019. A fresh budget of Rs. 324.09 crore is allocated for the development of 6 tourist places. These projects will be completed by September 2020.

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