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Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
06-December-2012 16:06 IST
Schemes for Promotion of Rural Tourism

 

           

The Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned Rural Tourism projects at 185 sites to various States/Union Territory Administrations upto 31st March 2012. For the year 2012-13, rural tourism projects at 13 sites were identified for development, based on prioritization meetings held by the Ministry of Tourism with State Governments/UT Administrations.

The Ministry of Tourism is implementing the Rural Tourism Scheme with the main objective of showcasing rural life, art, culture and heritage in villages which have core competence in art & craft, handloom, textiles, natural environment etc. Under this scheme, Central Financial Assistance (CFA) upto Rs.50.00 lakh for infrastructure development and upto Rs.20.00 lakh for capacity building is provided to State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for each identified site.

CFA is provided to State Governments/Union Territory (UT) Administrations on the basis of proposals received from them and subject to adherence to scheme guidelines, availability of funds and inter-se priority.  Improvement of roads within the Panchayat limit is one of the components of the Rural Tourism Scheme for which CFA is provided to the State Governments/UT Administrations.

 

The number of rural tourism projects and amount sanctioned to States/UTs under the Rural Tourism Scheme during each of the last three years and the current year, State-wise

and  year-wise are given below:

The number of Rural Tourism projects and amount sanctioned during 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13 (till 30.9.12).

(Rs lakh)

Sr. No.

State/UT

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

(till 30.09.2012)

No of projects

Amt sanctioned

No of projects

Amt sanctioned

No of projects

Amt sanctioned

No of projects

Amt sanctioned

1

Andhra Pradesh

7

220.37

3

109.8

2

62.54

0

0

2

Arunachal Pradesh

2

64.66

1

17.0

2

85.88

1

20.00

3

Jammu & Kashmir

12

374.82

4

136.74

6

266.19

3

51.00

4

Kerala

1

18

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Maharashtra

0

0

0

0

1

17.29

1

49.08

6

Manipur

1

16.33

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

Meghalaya

1

20

0

0

0

0

1

50.00

8

Mizoram

0

0

1

20

1

50

2

62.7

9

Nagaland

6

205.1

0

0

8

268.44

0

0

10

Odisha

0

0

0

0

1

20

0

0

11

Punjab

0

0

1

15.5

1

15.93

0

0

12

Sikkim

5

146.76

5

181.27

0

0

0

0

13

Tamil Nadu

3

86.45

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

Tripura

6

163.22

4

164.9

0

0

0

0

15

Uttarakhand

0

0

0

0

1

17

0

0

16

Uttar Pradesh

0

0

1

40.51

0

0

0

0

17

West Bengal

0

0

0

0

2

70

0

0

18

Puducherry

1

50

1

15.17

0

0

0

0

 

TOTAL

45

1365.71

21

700.89

25

873.27

8

232.78

 

This information was given by the Union Minister for Tourism Sh.K. Chiranjeevi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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