Government Has Sanctioned Projects Worth Rs. 361.97 Cr Under The Budhist Circuit Of Swadesh Darshan Scheme Over Last 3 Years: Tourism Minister
Buddhist Circuit is one of the fifteen thematic circuits identified for development under the Swadesh Darshan- Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourism Circuits Scheme of Ministry of Tourism. All sites in the country related to Buddhism including Kapilvastu are covered under the Buddhist Circuit for development.
The projects for development under the above scheme are identified in consultation with the State Governments/Union Territory (UT) Administrations and are sanctioned subject to submission of detailed project reports, their adherence to scheme guidelines, availability of funds and submission of utilization certificates for the funds released earlier.
The list of projects sanctioned by the Ministry to various States/UTs for development of tourism destinations including Kapilvastu under the Buddhist circuit theme are as below:
(Amt. in crore)
|S. No.||State/ Year of sanction||Project Name||Amt. Sanctioned|
|1||Madhya Pradesh (2016-17)||Development of Buddhist Circuit in Sanchi-Satna-Rewa-Mandsaur-Dhar in Madhya Pradesh.||74.94|
|2||Uttar Pradesh (2016-17)||Development of Srawasti, Kushinagar, & Kapilvastu in Uttar Pradesh.||99.97|
|Construction of Convention Centre adjacent to Maya Sarovar on the western side at Bodhgaya, Bihar||98.73|
|4||Gujarat (2017-18)||Development of Junagadh- Gir-Somnath- Bharuch-Kutch- Bhavnagar- Rajkot- Mehsana in Gujarat||35.99|
|5||Andhra Pradesh (2017-18)||Development of Buddhist Circuit: Shalihundam-Thotlakonda- Bavikonda- Bojjanakonda- Amravati- Anupu in Andhra Pradesh under the theme of Buddhist Circuit of Swadesh Darshan Scheme||52.34|
Development of Wayside Amenities (Sub- Scheme)
|Development of Wayside Amenities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at Varanasi-Gaya; Gorakhpur-Kushinagar; Kushinagar-Gaya-Kushinagar; Lucknow-Ayodhya- Lucknow in collaboration with MoRTH||19.75|
This information was given by Minister of State (I/C) for Culture & Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.