Development of Tourism in Rajasthan

for Ministry of Tourism | Date - 12-12-2006


Rajya Sabha

The Rajasthan Government has submitted tourist promotion proposals for Ajmer Sharif, Jaisalmer, Heritage Festival, Rajasthan Day Celebration, Pushkar Fair and Desert Festival.  This was stated by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha today.  In a written reply she said, development and promotion of tourism is undertaken primarily by the State Governments/UT Administrations. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, extends financial assistance to the State Governments/UT Administrations for tourism related projects which are identified in consultation and interaction with them under schemes for Integrated Development of Tourist Circuits, Product/Infrastructure Development of Destinations and Assistance to Large Revenue Generating Projects.

         She said, following projects have been prioritized for the State of Rajasthan in the year 2006-07:

Destination

1.      Ajmer Sharif

2.      Jaisalmer

Circuits

1.             Eco Tourism Circuit

2.      Floodlighting of monuments

Events/Festivals

1.             Heritage Festival

2.             Rajasthan Day Celebration

3.             Pushkar Fair

4.             Desert Festival

         Project proposals received from the State Governments/Union Territories that are complete in all respect are examined as per scheme guidelines and approved on the basis of inter-se priority and funds released subject to availability under respective head.

         A list of projects sanctioned for the State of Rajasthan during the Tenth Plan period is at Annexure.

ANNEXURE

STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (c) AND (d) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2240 FOR 12.12.2006 REGARDING DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM IN RAJASTHAN

PROJECTS SANCTIONED TO THE STATE OF RAJASTHAN DURING TENTH PLAN 

                                                                               (Rs. in lakh)

S.

No.

Name of Project/Scheme

Amount sanctioned

2002-2003

1.

SEL Show at Kumbhalgarh

195.00

2.

SEL Show at Chittorgarh

206.10

3.

General lighting at Kumbhalgarh

33.60

4.

Signages

25.00

5.

Public Utility Complexes at Ramgarh, Fatehpur, Nawalgarh, Dhundlod, Mukundgarh, Mandawa, Kuchhaman

92.00

6.

Upgradation of transport terminal at Mandawa, Mukundgarh, Nawalgarh

75.00

7.

Jaipur Heritage Week Celeberation

15.00

8.

Public Utility Complex at Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal and Albert Hall

54.00

9.

Landscaping plantation fencing illumination at Fatehpur, Nawalgarh, Mandawa, Khimsar, Ramgarh, Dhundlod

105.00

10.

Lok Rang Festival

5.00

11.

Conservation of Nahargarh Fort

100.00

12.

Conservation and Restoration of Buland Darwaza, Chisti Dargah and Chattries of Nagaur

103.00

13.

Conservation Restoration and Development of Royal Cenotaph and Devikund Sagar, Bikaner

90.00

                                    Total

1098.70

2003-2004

1.

Restoration work at Jaisalmer Fort

82.30

2.

Purchase of Swiss Cottages, Deluxe Cottages & Luxury Cottages for Pushkar

100.00

3.

Integrated development of Pushkar under destination development  (Rs.500.00 lakh):-

(i) Dormitories for Visitors at Mela Ground at Pushkar

(ii) Stadium and tent platform at Pushkar

(iii) Sulabh Sauchalaya at Mela Ground at Pushkar

(iv) Development works at Pushkar Ghats

 

 

150.00

74.48

14.09

261.43

4

Civil & Electric Works at Kumbhalgarh Fort

89.36

5.

Civil & Electric works concerning SEL Show at Chittorgarh Fort

70.75

6.

Construction  of Visharamsthal at Dargah Sharif at Ajmer

187.00

7.

Renovation of Visharamsthal at Pushkar road, Ajmer

68.50

8.

Development works at Chetak Samadhi at Haldi  Ghati

52.08

9.

Development works at Rakt Talai at Haldi Ghati

92.82

10.

Development works at Badshahi Bagh at Haldi Ghati

82.66

11.

Development of Masuria Hills (Veer Durga Das Smarak),  Jodhpur

152.34

12.

Development of Samode Village (Distt. Jaipur)

50.00

13.

Development of NeemranaVillage (Distt. Alwar)

50.00

14.

Virasat Festival, Jaipur

15.00

 

                                    Total

1410.51

 

2004-05

 

1.

Development of National Capital Region Tourist Circuit in Rajasthan under the Scheme of Integrated Development of Tourist Circuit

738.00

2.

Development of Hadoti Tourist Circuit in Rajasthan under scheme for Integrated Development of Tourist Circuit

725.10

3.

Mounting of Sound & Light Show at Amber Fort, Jaipur

129.26

4.

Development of an Elephant Village (Hathi Gram) at Amber, Jaipur

492.18

5.

IT Project Scheme for translation of the existing Rajasthan tourism portal into five other languages

  24.42

6.

Development of Amber Fort Complex at Jaipur

333.33

7.

Jaipur Heritage International Festival, 2005

15.00

8.

GOI-UNDP Endogenous Tourism Project at village Samode in Jaipur Distt.

20.00

9.

GOI-UNDP Endogenous Tourism Project at village Haldighati in Rajasamand Distt

19.32

10.

GOI-UNDP Endogenous Tourism Project at village Neemrana in Alwar Distt.

20.00

11.

Organizing Paragliding

2.45

 

                                      Total

2519.06

 

2005-06

 

1.

Mounting of Sound and Light Show at Amber Fort, Jaipur

129.26

2.

Development of Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar at Jaipur under Destination Development  Scheme

464.32

3.

Integrated Development of Mewar-Vagad Circuit comprising of places in Udaipur-Rajasamand-Chittorgarh-Banswara-Doongarpur Districts  as Tourist Circuit

580.00

4.

Development of Brij Bhoomi Religious Tourist Circuit comprising of Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana, Jheel, Kalia Devi, Poonchari, Neelkanth, Bharthrihari in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

477.07

5.

Integrated Development of Pushkar, District Ajmer as a Tourist Destination

434.04

6.

Celebration of Jaipur Heritage International Festival, 2006

15.00

 

                                     Total

2099.69

 

2006-07

 

1.

Integrated Development of Udaipur as a Tourist Destination

276.68

2.

Conservation, Restoration and Preservation of Gagron Fort, Jhalawar Distt., Rajasthan under Destination Dev. Scheme

281.71

3.

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