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Ministry of Tourism develops tourism related infrastructure and promotes India as a tourism destination to increase tourist arrivals which in turn creates job opportunities in the country.
Ministry of Tourism has launched the Swadesh Darshan Scheme for developing 15 identified theme based tourist circuits and the National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) Scheme for developing 25 identified pilgrimage destinations.
Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned an amount of Rs.95.67 Crore for the Development of Coastal Circuit in Dakshin Kannada Dist., Uttar Kannada Dist. & Udupi Dist. in Karnataka under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
This information was given by Shri K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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