Tourism Ministry to Get Rs 600 Crore for Two New Schemes

Government has proposed to allocate Rs 600 crore for development of tourism circuits and pilgrimage centres, the Lok Sabha was told today.

Published: 22nd July 2014 05:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2014 05:32 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Government has proposed to allocate Rs 600 crore for development of tourism circuits and pilgrimage centres, the Lok Sabha was told today.

Tourism Ministry is formulating schemes for improvement of existing tourist products and to develop new tourist circuits to international standards, Tourism Minister Shripad

Naik said in a written answer.

He said it has been proposed to allocate Rs 600 crore for two new schemes for development of tourism circuits and a national mission for infrastructure improvement of pilgrimage centres in the budget 2014-15 of the ministry.

As per the budget proposal, Rs 500 crore has been proposed for development of five tourism circuits and Rs 100 crore for a scheme called the National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive.

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