New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism, under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, has identified tribal circuit as one of the fifteen thematic circuits for development of tourism infrastructure in the country with the objective of showcasing tribal culture, art, handicrafts and providing livelihood and enhance employment opportunities for tribal populations in the country.
The projects for development under the above scheme are identified in consultation with the State Governments/UT Administrations and are sanctioned subject to their adherence to scheme guidelines, submission of suitable detailed project reports, availability of funds and utilization of funds released earlier.
Based on the above, the list of projects sanctioned by the Ministry under the Tribal Circuit theme are as below-
(Rs. in crore)
Nagaland (2015-16)- 97.36
Chhattisgarh (2015-16)- 99.21
Telangana (2016-17)- 83.88
Nagaland (2016-17)- 99.67
Total- Rs 380.12 Cr
This information was given by Minister of State (Independent) for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha Tuesday.