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Development of Coastal Areas as Beach Corridor

Development of Coastal Areas as Beach Corridor

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)

Sl. No. State/UT Name of the Project/Year of Sanction Amount Sanctioned
1. Andhra Pradesh Development of Coastal Circuit: Kakinada Beach Front- Hope Island- Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary- Vodalarevu- Adurru- Syanam- Chirra Yanam- Kotipally (2014-15) 69.83
2. Andhra Pradesh 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) 60.38
3. Puducherry Development of Union Territory of Puducherry as Tourist Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. (2015-16) 85.28
4. West Bengal Development of Beach Circuit – Udaipur – Digha – Shankarpur – Tajpur – Mandarmani – Fraserganj – Bakkhlai -Henry Island in West Bengal. (2015-16) 85.39
5. Maharashtra Development of Sindhudurg Coastal Circuit in Maharashtra under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. (2015-16) 82.17
6. Goa Development of Coastal Circuit (Sinquerim-Baga, Anjuna-Vagator, Morjim-Keri, Aguada Fort and Aguada Jail) in Goa. (2016-17) 99.99
7. Karnataka Development of Coastal Circuit in Dakshin Kannada Dist, Uttar Kannada Dist & Udupi Dist in Karnataka.(2016-17) 95.67
8. Odisha Development of Gopalpur, Barkul, Satapada and Tampara as Coastal circuit in Odisha. (2016-17) 76.49
9. Andaman & Nicobar  Islands 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) 42.19
10. Tamil Nadu Development of Coastal Circuit (Chennai- Mamamallapuram – Rameshwaram – Manpadu – Kanyakumari) in Tamil Nadu under Swadesh Darshan Scheme.(2016-17) 99.92

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 on 10th April 2017..


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