New Delhi: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated “Development of Tribal Circuit: Peren Kohima-Wokha Project” at Kisama Heritage Village in Nagaland.
This is the first project to be implemented in the state under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons and Advisor for Tourism, Art & Culture, and the Government of Nagaland H. Khehovi Yepthomi were also present at the inaugural event.
The project “Development of Tribal Circuit: Peren-Kohima-Wokha” was sanctioned by the Ministry of Tourism in November 2015 for Rs. 97.36 Crores. Under the project the Ministry has developed facilities like Tribal Tourist Village, Eco Log Huts, Open Air Theatre, Tribal Rejuvenation Centre, Cafeteria, Helipad, Tourist Interpretation Centre, Wayside Amenities, Last Mile Connectivity, Public Conveniences, Multipurpose Hall, Nature Trails, Trekking Routes etc.
In addition to the above project, the Ministry has sanctioned another project in Nagaland “Development of Tribal circuit: Mokokchung–Tuensang-Mon” for Rs.99.67 crore. The implementation of the project is in progress.
Swadesh Darshan scheme is one among the flagship schemes of the Ministry of Tourism for development of thematic circuits in the country in a planned and prioritized manner. Under this scheme, the Government is focusing on the development of quality infrastructure in the country with the objective of providing better experience and facilities to the visitors on one hand and on other hand fostering the economic growth. The scheme was launched in 2014 -15 and as on date, the Ministry has sanctioned 73 projects worth projects for Rs. 5873.26 Crore to 30 States and UTs. 30 projects/major components of these projects are expected to be completed this year. 8 projects have been inaugurated as on date under the scheme.