Centre explains states, UTs responsible for tourism development


Parliamentarian Kartikeya Sharma brought up the subject of the PRASHAD Scheme’s development of the Nada Saheb Gurudwara and Mata Mansha Devi Temple in Panchkula, Haryana, on Thursday.
As per the Tourism Ministry’s written response to the parliamentarian Kartikeya Sharma’s inquiry regarding the number of pilgrimage centers that have been developed and opened for devotees/tourists under the PRASHAD Scheme. While answering the question Tourism Ministry categorically said that Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive’ (PRASHAD) Scheme has approved a total of 45 projects in the country, out of which physical execution of 21 projects is complete. Kartikeya Sharma sought information regarding the Haryana sites that have been suggested for inclusion in the Prashad Programme.
In its written reply, the Center said, the concerned State Government or Union Territory Administration is principally responsible for the development of tourism. To improve the nation’s tourism infrastructure, including Haryana, the Ministry of Tourism offers financial assistance to state governments, UTs Administrations and Central
Under the ongoing schemes of ‘Swadesh Darshan’ and other programmes, the ministry explained that the submission of proposals and project approval under the aforementioned schemes are continuous processes that depend on a number of factors, including the availability of funding, receipt of suitable detailed project reports, adherence to programme guidelines, the success of ongoing projects, and the use of previously released funds, and so on.
This Ministry has already sanctioned a project, ‘Development of Nada Saheb Gurudwara and Mata Mansha Devi Temple’ in Panchkula District, Haryana, under the PRASHAD scheme for Rs. 49.52 crore in the year 2019-20 which is under implementation