Tourism Sector

 ‘PRASAD’ Scheme to create a slew of facilities at Srisailam


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: PRASAD Scheme

Mains level: Religious tourism development

President of India inaugurated ‘PRASAD’ project at the tourism facilitation centre in the pilgrim town of Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh.

About Srisailam

  • The temple at Srisailam is the ancient and sacred place of South India.
  • The presiding deity of the place is Brahmaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy in natural stone formations in the shape of Lingam.
  • It is listed as one of the twelve Jyotirlingams existing in the country.

Development with PRASAD scheme

  • The pilgrim town will get a pilgrim complex, amenities centres, an amphitheatre, sound and light show, digital intervention, parking areas among others.
  • There is total outlay of ₹48.03 crore under the PRASAD project.

Back2Basics: PRASAD Scheme

  • PRASAD stands for Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD).
  • It is 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme under Tourism Ministry.
  • Provisions under the scheme include-
  1. Tourism Promotion and Tourist Ecosystem
  2. Vocational Training for Tourists and Hospitality Business
  3. Hunar se Rozgar tak (HSRT) and earn while you learn programs
  4. Improving Tourist Infrastructure


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