Development of Coastal Areas as Beach Corridor

For Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits in the country, the Ministry of Tourism has launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme in 2014-15. Under the scheme, thirteen thematic circuits have been identified for development including Coastal Circuit.

The State/UT-wise details of the projects sanctioned under the Coastal circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan Scheme including Andhra Pradesh is as under:

(Rs. in crore)
Sl. No.
State/UT
Name of the Project/Year of Sanction
Amount Sanctioned
1.
Andhra Pradesh
Development of Coastal Circuit: Kakinada Beach Front- Hope Island- Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary- Vodalarevu- Adurru- Syanam- Chirra Yanam- Kotipally (2014-15)
69.83
2.
Andhra Pradesh
Development of Coastal Circuit: Pulicat Lake- Ubbalamadugu Water Falls- Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary- Nellore Tank/Lake- Kotha Koduru Beach- Mypadu Beach- Ramatheertham Temple & Beach- Iskapally Beach-  in Sri Potti Sriramalu Nellore under Swadesh Darshan Scheme in Andhra Pradesh. (2015-16)
60.38
3.
Puducherry
Development of Union Territory of Puducherry as Tourist Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. (2015-16)
85.28
4.
West Bengal
Development of Beach Circuit – Udaipur - Digha – Shankarpur – Tajpur – Mandarmani – Fraserganj – Bakkhlai -Henry Island in West Bengal. (2015-16)
85.39
5.
Maharashtra
Development of Sindhudurg Coastal Circuit in Maharashtra under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. (2015-16) 
82.17
6.
Goa
Development of Coastal Circuit (Sinquerim-Baga, Anjuna-Vagator, Morjim-Keri, Aguada Fort and Aguada Jail) in Goa. (2016-17)
99.99

7.
Karnataka
Development of Coastal Circuit in Dakshin Kannada Dist, Uttar Kannada Dist & Udupi Dist in Karnataka.
(2016-17)
95.67
8.
Odisha
Development of Gopalpur, Barkul, Satapada and Tampara as Coastal circuit in Odisha. (2016-17)
76.49

9.
Andaman & Nicobar
Islands
Development of Coastal Circuit (Long Island-Ross Smith Island- Neil Island- Havelock Island- Baratang Island-Port Blair ) in Andaman & Nicobar under Coastal thematic circuit of Swadesh Darshan Scheme. (2016-17)
42.19
10.
Tamil Nadu
Development of Coastal Circuit (Chennai- Mamamallapuram – Rameshwaram – Manpadu – Kanyakumari) in Tamil Nadu under Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
(2016-17)
99.92
The work under the above projects is going on.

This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (Independent Charge) in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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