Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned projects covering all the North Eastern States for Rs.1456 crore

Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned projects covering all the North Eastern States

Question: A total of how many projects have been sanctioned by the Ministry of Tourism for the North Eastern states worth Rs. 1456 crore?
(a) 10
(b) 12
(c) 14
(d) 18
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • The Ministry of Tourism is focusing on development and promotion of tourism in the North Eastern Region.
  • For development Ministry under the Swadesh Drashan and PRASHAD Schemes has sanctioned 18 projects covering all the North Eastern States for Rs.1456 crore.
  • The Ministry of Tourism undertakes various activities for the promotion of North Eastern region of the country as a tourist destination.

These activities include:

  • Release of television campaigns on Doordarshan and private channels in the country.
  • Production of publicity material, creatives and television commercials/promotional films on the region.
  • The North East region is the theme of the India Pavilion set up by the Ministry at the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) in which the Ministry participates annually.
  • Complimentary space is provided to the North Eastern States for their participation in the India Pavilion set up by the Ministry at major international travel fairs and exhibitions.
  • The Ministry organizes an annual International Tourism Mart in the North Eastern region with the objective of highlighting the tourism potential of the region.
  • The projects under the Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD 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.
  • Ministry has also identified Kaziranga as one of the 17 sites for development in the country under the Development of Iconic Tourist site scheme.

Links:
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1594756

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