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Mega Tourist Circuit In Himachal Pradesh


03 May 2012

New Delhi:
Development, promotion, implementation and monitoring of tourism projects is primarily undertaken by the State Governments/UTs. However, Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for tourism projects, which are prioritized in consultation with the State Governments/UTs.

The project proposal for Integrated Development of Kullu-Manali as a “Mega Tourist Circuit in Himachal Pradesh” was received in the Ministry for an amount of Rs 50.00 crores. The proposal was appraised in the Ministry as per the Scheme Guidelines. Based on the appraisal, observations were communicated to the State Government seeking clarifications. The State Government has submitted its clarifications to the Ministry recently.

The project proposals submitted by the State Governments/UT Administrations including those related to mega circuits/destinations are examined as per scheme guidelines for sanction and funds are released subject to their adherence to the scheme guidelines, availability of funds under the relevant schemes and submission of utilization certificates for CFA released earlier.

Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned 45 projects for Rs 128.79 crore in 11th Plan (upto 31.12.2011) for development and promotion of tourism in Himachal Pradesh.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.