Development of ‘Dandi’ under Swadesh Darshan scheme is underway

New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism sanctioned the project “Development of Ahmedabad- Rajkot- Porbandar-Bardoli- Dandi” in Gujarat under Heritage Circuit theme of ‘Swadesh Darshan’ scheme in the year 2016-17. The cost of the project is Rs.93.48 crore.

The components sanctioned for Dandi under the above project include Tourist Facilitation Centre, Site Illumination, Development of Parking, Landscaping, Handicraft store/Khadi Exhibition Centre, and Basic Tourist Amenities like public toilets, drinking water ATMs etc.

The project is under implementation stage. As per the utilization certificate received from the state government, an expenditure of Rs.2.69 crores has been incurred at Dandi.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism, K. J. Alphons, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on December 18.

Meanwhile, Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme, Ministry till date has sanctioned 73 projects with Central Financial Assistance for Rs. 5873.26 Crores covering 30 States/UT Administrations.

The sanctioning of new projects under Swadesh Darshan scheme is a continuous process. Projects for development under the scheme are identified in consultations with the State Governments/UT Administrations and are sanctioned subject to availability of funds, submission of suitable detailed project reports, adherence to scheme guidelines and utilization of funds released earlier.

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