India

Rs. 460.74 Crore Sanctioned for Five Ongoing ‘Eco Circuit’ Projects: Tourism Minister


Eco Circuit is one of the fifteen thematic circuits identified for development under Swadesh Darshan Scheme – Integrated development of theme – based tourist circuits in the country. The submission of proposals by the State Governments/UT Administrations under the scheme is a continuous process. The projects are sanctioned subject to availability of funds, submission of suitable detailed project reports, adherence to scheme guidelines and utilization of funds released earlier. The completion of the projects sanctioned under the scheme would result in increased tourist inflow thereby creating employment opportunities for the local community.


 


All the projects are at different stages of implementation. The Ministry provides central financial assistance as one time grant for creation of capital assets under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme in phased manner. Based on the progress made on the projects and utilization certificate received from the State Governments, Ministry releases subsequent instalments of funds.


 


The operation and maintenance of the facilities/assets created is the responsibility of respective State Government/Union Territory. The revenue generated, if any, from these assets does not accrue to the Ministry. The completion of the projects sanctioned under the scheme would result in increased tourist inflow thereby creating employment opportunities for the local community.


 


Details of projects sanctioned for development of eco circuit theme and to Andhra Pradesh under Swadesh Darshan Scheme:


(Rs. in crore)









Sl.


No.


State


Circuit/ Year


Project Name


   Amt. Sanctioned till date


  Amt. Released till date


   1.


 Uttarakhand


 Eco Circuit


 (2015-16)


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


64.30


   2.


 Telangana


 Eco Circuit


 (2015-16)


Integrated Development of Eco Tourism Circuit in Mahaboobnagar district, Telangana


91.62


45.81


    3.


 Kerala


 Eco Circuit


 (2015-16)


Development of Pathanamthitta – Gavi – Vagamon – Thekkady as Eco Tourism Circuit in Idduki and Parhanamthitta Districts in Kerala


90.06


49.61


    4.


 Mizoram


 Eco Circuit


 (2016-17)


Development of Eco-Adventure Circuit Aizawl -Rawpuichhip – Khawhphawp – Lengpui – Durtlang – Chatlang- Sakawrhmuituaitlang –  Muthee – Beratlawng  -Tuirial Airfield – Hmuifang” under Eco circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan Scheme


99.07


44.63


   5.


  Madhya Pradesh


 Eco Circuit


 (2017-18)


Development of Gandhisagar Dam- Mandleshwar Dam- Omkareshwar Dam- Indira Sagar Dam- Tawa Dam- Bargi Dam- Bheda Ghat- Bansagar Dam- Ken River under Eco circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan Scheme


99.62


19.92


Grand total till date


460.74


224.27


 


This information was given by Shri K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


 


Source: NV1

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