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)
Name of the Project/Year of Sanction
Development of Coastal Circuit: Kakinada Beach Front- Hope Island- Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary- Vodalarevu- Adurru- Syanam- Chirra Yanam- Kotipally (2014-15)
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)
Development of Union Territory of Puducherry as Tourist Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. (2015-16)
Development of Beach Circuit – Udaipur - Digha – Shankarpur – Tajpur – Mandarmani – Fraserganj – Bakkhlai -Henry Island in West Bengal. (2015-16)
Development of Sindhudurg Coastal Circuit in Maharashtra under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. (2015-16)
Development of Coastal Circuit (Sinquerim-Baga, Anjuna-Vagator, Morjim-Keri, Aguada Fort and Aguada Jail) in Goa. (2016-17)
Development of Coastal Circuit in Dakshin Kannada Dist, Uttar Kannada Dist & Udupi Dist in Karnataka.
Development of Gopalpur, Barkul, Satapada and Tampara as Coastal circuit in Odisha. (2016-17)
Andaman & Nicobar
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)
Development of Coastal Circuit (Chennai- Mamamallapuram – Rameshwaram – Manpadu – Kanyakumari) in Tamil Nadu under Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
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.