What is PRASAD Scheme: Funds Sanctioned under PRASAD Scheme

What is PRASAD Scheme: Funds Sanctioned under PRASAD Scheme

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New Delhi, 17 July 2017: The Ministry of Tourism has included “Guruvayur Temple” for development of infrastructure facilities under its scheme viz. Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD). The project at a total estimated cost of Rs.46.14 crore has been approved in 2016-17.

This was the only proposal received from the State Government of Kerala for inclusion under PRASAD Scheme. However, the Ministry of Tourism under spiritual circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan Scheme has sanctioned following projects for development at Sabrimala in 2016-17:
  • Development of Sabarimala - Erumeli- Pampa- Sannidhanam as a Spiritual Circuit in Kerala for Rs.99.99 Crore. 
  • Development of Sree Padmanabhaswamy - Arnamula-Sabarimala-as a Spiritual Circuit in Kerala for Rs.92.44 Crore.
The details of the funds released and the status of works for the project under PRASAD and Swadesh Darshan Schemes are given below. (Rs. in crore)

Sl. No. - Name of The Project - Funds Released - Status of work as on date PRASAD Scheme:
  1. Guruvayur Temple under the PRASAD Scheme 9.23 Under implementation SWADESH DARSHAN Scheme:
  2. Development of Sabarimala - Erumeli- Pampa- Sannidhanam as a Spiritual Circuit in Kerala 20.00 Under implementation
  3. Development of Sree Padmanabhaswamy - Arnamula-Sabarimala-as a Spiritual Circuit in Kerala 18.49 Under implementation
This information was given by the Minister of State For Tourism (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) DR. MAHESH SHARMA today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

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