Ministry of Tourism under its schemes of Swadesh Darshan, PRASHAD and Assistance to Central Agencies provides financial assistance to State Governments/UT Administrations/Central Agencies for development of tourism infrastructure and facilities in the country. The projects under the above schemes are identified for development in consultation with the State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations and are sanctioned subject to availability of funds, submission of suitable Detailed Project Reports, adherence to scheme guidelines and utilization of funds released earlier.
Based on the above criteria, Ministry has sanctioned following projects in Tamil Nadu during last three years:
(Rs. in crores)
|Sl. No.||Circuit / Sanction Year||Project Name||Amount Sanctioned|
|SWADESH DARSHAN SCHEME|
|Development of Chennai- Mamallapuram– Rameshwaram– Kulasekaranpattinam– Kanyakumari||74.58|
|2016-17||Development of Kanchipuram||16.48|
|2016-17||Development of Vellankani||5.60|
|ASSISTANCE TO CENTRAL AGENCIES|
|2017-18||Joint Development of Rameshwaram Railway Station||4.7|
|2018-19||Joint Development of Madurai Railway Station||4.47|
The information was given by Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.