Destination Based Skill Development Training Programme to train, upgrade and sensitize local people residing near tourism sites started in 2019-20: Shri G. Kishan Reddy
- Tourism Ministry provides financial assistance to States/UTs/Central Agencies for development of tourism infrastructure and facilities in the country under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD Schemes.
- Destination based Skill Development training programme at 7 ionic sites started by Tourism Ministry in 2019-20.
The Ministry of Tourism started the Destination Based Skill Development training programme at 7 iconic sites i.e. Taj Mahal at Agra, Humayun Tomb, Red Fort, Qutub Minar at Delhi, Mahabodhi Temple at Bihar, Colva Beach at Goa and Kaziranga at Assam from 2019-20 to train, upgrade and sensitize the local people residing near these tourism sites and destinations. This programme continued in FY 2020-21 at 44 destinations. The list of destinations is given below:
|3||Sree Padmanabaswamy Temple||Kerala|
|7||Vaishnodevi (katra)||Jammu & Kashmir|
|8||Bhaderwah||Jammu & Kashmir|
|11||Gwalior Fort||Madhya Pradesh|
|12||Taj Mahal, Agra||Uttar Pradesh|
|13||Kailash Nath Temple, Kanchipuram||Tamil Nadu|
|15||Pahalgam||Jammu & Kashmir|
|17||Living Root Bridges||Meghalaya|
|18||Ramappa Temple, Warangal||Telangana|
|19||Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad||Telangana|
|22||Ziro, Lower Subansiri||Andhra Pradesh|
|23||Namsai, Namsai District||Andhra Pradesh|
|29||Phawngpui Tlang (Lawngtlai)||Mizoram|
|30||Lianchhiari Lunglen Tlang, Dungtlang (Champhai)||Mizoram|
|32||Pre-historic rock shelters of Bhimbetka||Madhya Pradesh|
|33||Rock-Cut Temple||Himachal Pradesh|
|35||Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb||Haryana|
|40||Mangolia sunset point||Jharkhand|
|43||Goldern Temple Amritsar||Punjab|
|44||Agrasen Ki Baoli||Delhi|
Development and identification of new tourism spots, is primarily the responsibility of the concerned State Government/ Union Territory Administration including the state of Tamil Nadu. However, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India under its schemes of Swadesh Darshan, PRASHAD and Assistance to Central Agencies, provides central financial assistance to State Governments/ Union Territories/ Central Agencies for development of tourism related infrastructure and facilities to provide an enriching tourism experience to visitors. The projects under the schemes are identified for development in consultation with 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.
This information was given by Minister of Tourism Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.