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Swadesh Darshan Scheme

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    5th Aug, 2020
  • The “Thenzawl Golf Resort” Project implemented under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism was recently inaugurated.
  • The Ministry of Tourism endeavours to work as a catalyst and active supporter for the development of Golf Tourism in the country.
  • Launched by the Tourism Ministry in 2015, as a Central Sector Scheme.
  • Objective: Integrated development of theme-based tourist circuits in the country, developed on the principles of high tourist value, competitiveness and sustainability in an integrated manner.
  • Features of Swadesh Darshan Scheme:
    • Funding: 100% centrally funded for the project components undertaken for public funding.
    • Funding of individual projects will vary from state to state and will be finalised on the basis of detailed project reports prepared by PMC (Programme Management Consultant).
    • PMC will be a national level consultant to be appointed by the Mission Directorate.
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): To leverage the voluntary funding available for CSR initiatives of Central Public Sector Undertakings and corporate sector.
    • A National Steering Committee (NSC): Will be constituted with the Minister in charge of M/O Tourism as Chairman, to steer the mission objectives and vision of the scheme.
    • A Mission Directorate: Headed by the Member Secretary, NSC as a nodal officer will help in identification of projects in consultation with the States/ UTs governments and other stakeholders.
  • The Project was sanctioned under the Integrated Development of New Eco Tourism under Swadesh Darshan - North East Circuit at Thenzawl & South Zote, District Serchhip and Reiek, Mizoram.

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