The Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned two new projects under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes for Kerala and Uttar Pradesh for Rs. 109.21 crore, the ministry said in a statement.
Under the spiritual circuit of Swadesh Darshan scheme, the tourism ministry has sanctioned a project in Kerala named “Development of Sivagiri Sree Narayana Guru Ashram- Arruvipuram- Kunnumpara Sree Subrahmania- Chembazhanthi Sree Narayana Gurukulam for Rs. 69.47 crore.
The ministry said the facilities being developed under the above projects include tourist facilitation centres, beautification and landscaping, meditation/yoga centre, public conveniences , battery operated vehicles, drinking water facility, craft bazaar , bus shelters, audio video virtual reality show, multimedia show, wayside amenities, parking, CCTV and Wi-Fi facilities, cafeterias, open air theatre, signages, drinking water facility, last mile connectivity, illumination of sites and monuments, wayside amenities, sewage treatment plant, etc. at above sites.
The ministry has sanctioned funds for the project development of Goverdhan in district Mathura in Uttar Pradesh under PRASHAD Scheme for Rs. 39.74 crore. The sites taken up for development in the project includes Govardhan Parikrama Marg, Kusum Sarovar, Chandra Sarovar and Manasi Ganga. The facilities being developed under the above projects includes development of bus stand, toilets, illumination of ghats, parking, pathways, landscaping and beautification, PA System, and benches and toilets.