Ahead of the Assembly elections, the Centre has launched Rs 500 cr. project for the state of Uttar Pradesh.
It was launched on Friday by Minister of State for Tourism and Defence Shri Ajay Bhatt in presence of UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Govardhan, UP.
The ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive’ (PRASHAD) is a Central Sector Scheme with complete financial assistance by the Government of India.
The scheme aims at infrastructure development to 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 and Sound and Light Shows.
In addition to the above-mentioned project at Govardhan, 5 more projects. have been sanctioned in the state of Uttar Pradesh under PRASHAD scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
The total outlay of the projects sanctioned under the PRASHAD scheme for Uttar Pradesh is Rs 139.75 Cr.
The sanctioned projects include Development of Mathura Vrindavan as Mega Tourist Destination, Construction of Tourist Facilitation Center at Mathura, Development of Varanasi and Development of Cruise Tourism in River Ganga. The majority of components implemented under these projects have already been completed and dedicated to the nation.
The Union Minister praised the state government for the optimum use of the funds released by the Government of India for creating the facilities of international standards. He further assured the state government of every cooperation and support required from the Ministry of Tourism in the sector.
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