From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Swadesh Darshan Scheme
Mains level : Various initiaitves tourism promotion
Union Minister for Culture & Tourism has inaugurated the “Thenzawl Golf Resort” Project at Aizawl, Mizoram.
Try this question for mains:
Q. Swadesh Darshan Scheme is one of the most ambitious schemes to transform the tourism industry in India. Comment.
Thenzawl Golf Resort Project
- The Project is sanctioned under the Integrated Development of New Eco-Tourism under Swadesh Darshan- North East Circuit.
- It is designed by Graham Cooke and Associates, one of top-ranked Canada based Golf Course architectural firm.
- It is designed to have facilities of international standards.
- The competitive advantage of Thenzawl Golf Course is that it will provide quality golfing experience and international facilities at a fair price.
Back2Basics: Swadesh Darshan Scheme
- Swadesh Darshan Scheme is one of the flagship schemes of the Ministry of Tourism, for development of thematic circuits in the country in a planned and prioritized manner.
- The scheme was launched in 2014 -15 as a Central Sector Scheme.
- It aims for integrated development of theme-based tourist circuits in the country.
- Under the scheme, the identified thematic circuits for development are: North-East Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit, Heritage Circuit, Sufi Circuit, and Tirthankara Circuit.
- “Development of North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom” is the first project implemented under the Scheme.