The Ministry of Tourism has identified Buddhist Circuit as one of the fifteen thematic circuits for development under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. The Ministry has sanctioned 5 projects under this circuit for Rs. 361.97 crore.
The details of projects sanctioned under Buddhist Circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan scheme:
Amt. Sanctioned (Rs. in Crore)
Development of Buddhist Circuit in Sanchi-Satna-Rewa-Mandsaur-Dhar
Development of Buddhist Circuit in Srawasti, Kushinagar, & Kapilvastu
Construction of Convention Centre adjacent to Maya Sarovar on the western side at Bodhgaya, Bihar
Development of Buddhist circuit: Junagadh- Gir-Somnath- Bharuch-Kutch- Bhavnagar- Rajkot- Mehsana
Development of Buddhist Circuit: Shalihundam- Thotlakonda- Bavikonda- Bojjanakonda- Amravati-Anupu
Swadesh Darshan Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme (100% funded by Government of India). Development of Craft Haat, Exhibition Gallery and Souvenir Shops are among the admissible components under the scheme.
This information was given by Shri K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha.
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