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India Is Weaponizing its Spiritual Tourists 
August 09, 2017

Every July, thousands of buses, trucks, cars, mules, and palanquin bearers crawl up 12, 768  treacherous feet of mountainous terrain to reach the Amarnath cav..

 
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May 29, 2017

In exactly a month from now will begin the annual pilgrimage to...

 
Mahesh Sharma's performance as a minister for culture doesn't match up to his achievements as a tourism minister. 
May 18, 2017

In the budget for 2017-18, five ministries - tourism, culture, sports and youth affairs..

 
INR 2,333 Crore Sanctioned Under Swadesh Darshan & PRASAD In Last 18 Months
July 23, 2016

INR 2,333 Crore Sanctioned Under Swadesh Darshan & PRASAD In Last 18 Months

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Ministry/inr-2333-crore-sanctioned-under-swadesh-darshan--prasad-in-last-18-months-31188
 
23 July 2016
 
New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism, in last 18 months, has sanctioned projects worth INR 2,333 Crore under Swadesh Darshan and PRASAD, the flagship schemes of the Ministry of Tourism. These projects envisage world class infrastructural development of the sites with special emphasis on Tourist Facilities including Tourist Facilitation Centres, way-side amenities Parking, Public convenience, Illumination, Sound and Light Shows and Theme Parks.
 
In the meeting of the National Steering Committee (NSC, the apex committee for steering these schemes) held under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture, the status was reported by the Mission Directors of Swadesh Darshan and PRASAD Schemes. In his inaugural address Dr. Sharma stressed on the need of proper coordination / convergence of schemes with Central Ministries for proper development of Infrastructure in the country.
 
Speaking on occasion Union Tourism Secretary - Vinod Zutshi emphasized upon the need for proper Rail, Road & Air connectivity with places identified under various Circuits.