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Friday, 24 July 2015

Swadesh Darshan, PRASAD and HRIDAY schemes

For development of tourism infrastructure in the country, the Ministry of Tourism has introduced two new schemes in 2014-15 



PRASAD - Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive 
    12 cities have been identified for development initially
  • To know about all these places Click Here
  • Facilities for women and senior citizens, accessibility and last mile connectivity, conservation of areas and documentation of heritage sites are some of the focus areas of HRIDAY and PRASAD


Swadesh Darshan - Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits. 
  • Spiritual Circuit has been identified as theme circuit for development. 
  • Main Circuits
    • The North-East India Circuit
    • The Buddhist Circuit
    • The Himalayan Circuit
    • The Coastal Circuit (including Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep)
    • The Krishna Circuit
  • The main places to be covered under Buddhist circuit are:

  • What is the rationale of this scheme?




Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme by Ministry of Urban Development
For the 12 cities under the scheme in the first phase, namely; Amaravati(Andhra Pradesh); Gaya (Bihar); Dwarka (Gujarat), Badami(Karnataka); Puri (Odisha), Amritsar (Punjab); Ajmer(Rajasthan); Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu); Vellankani(Tamil Nadu); Warangal (Telangana); Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh); and Mathura (Uttar Pradesh).

  • Aim
    • to preserve and revitalise soul of the heritage city to reflect the city’s unique character by encouraging aesthetically appealing, accessible, informative & secured environment in mission mode
    • Revitalisation of urban infrastructure for areas around heritage assets 
      • These initiatives shall include development of water supply, sanitation, drainage, waste management, approach roads, footpaths, street lights, tourist conveniences, electricity wiring, landscaping and such citizen services.
  • The criterion for selection of these cities is their rich heritage and cultural history.




















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Ajmer



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Amaravati



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Amritsar


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Badami

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Dwaraka



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Gaya


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Kanchipuram



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Mathura


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Puri




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Varanasi



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Velankanni




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Warangal is a city in south-eastern India and the administrative headquarters of Warangal district in the state of Telangana. 


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