The miniature art famous Basohli in Jammu and Kashmir is among the 57 destinations across the country that have been notified by the Ministry of Tourism under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme for development of theme-based tourist circuits.
Leh and Kargil of the union territory of Ladakh have also been included in the list.
This was stated by the Union Minister for Tourism, GK Reddy while replying to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
The minister said that the Ministry of Tourism launched the Swadesh Darshan Scheme for development of theme-based tourist circuits. A total of 76 projects have been sanctioned. The Ministry of Tourism has revamped the Swadesh Darshan Scheme as Swadesh Darshan 2.0 (SD2.0) with the objective to develop sustainable and responsible tourism destinations, following a destination & tourism-centric approach.
In line with the scheme guidelines, the respective State/UT prepares State Perspective Plan and the Ministry of Tourism selects destination for development accordingly. The Ministry has notified 57 destinations in the country for development under SD2.0.
The Ministry of Tourism launched National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) Scheme with the objective of integrated development of identified pilgrimage destinations. The scheme aimed at creation of pilgrimage/spiritual tourism infrastructure development at the identified destinations. A total of 46 projects have been sanctioned under the scheme.