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

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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

Key Highlights:


  • 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:


S. No Destination State
1 Elephanta Caves Mumbai
2 Amber Fort Rajasthan
3 Sree Padmanabaswamy Temple Kerala
4 Bekal Fort Kerala
5 Leh Palace Ladakh
6 Bhedaghat Jabalpur
7 Vaishnodevi (katra) Jammu & Kashmir
8 Bhaderwah Jammu & Kashmir
9 Badrinath Uttarakhand
10 Gangotri Uttarakhand
11 Gwalior Fort Madhya Pradesh
12 Taj Mahal, Agra Uttar Pradesh
13 Kailash Nath Temple, Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu
14 Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu
15 Pahalgam Jammu & Kashmir
16 Cherrapunjee Meghalaya
17 Living Root Bridges Meghalaya
18 Ramappa Temple, Warangal Telangana
19 Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad Telangana
20 Malanithan Arunachal Pradesh
21 Doorjeeling Arunachal Pradesh
22 Ziro, Lower Subansiri Andhra Pradesh
23 Namsai, Namsai District Andhra Pradesh
24 Hampi Karnataka
25 Orchcha Madhya Pradesh
26 Kaziranga Assam
27 Kamakhaya Temple Assam
28 Falkland, Aizwal Mizoram
29 Phawngpui Tlang (Lawngtlai) Mizoram
30 Lianchhiari Lunglen Tlang, Dungtlang (Champhai) Mizoram
31 Reiek (Mamit) Mizoram
32 Pre-historic rock shelters of Bhimbetka Madhya Pradesh
33 Rock-Cut Temple Himachal Pradesh
34 Brahma Sarovar Haryana
35 Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb Haryana
36 Macloadganj Himachal Pradesh
37 Vaishali Bihar
38 Anandpur Sahib Punjab
39 Patratu Jharkhand
40 Mangolia sunset point Jharkhand
41 Rameshwaram Tamil Nadu
42 Panna Madhya Pradesh
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.

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