Recently, ‘PRASHAD Scheme‘ projects have been inaugurated in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh. Under this project, cruise boat will be operated from ‘Tourist Facilitation Center’ and ‘Assi Ghat’ to ‘Raj Ghat’.
About ‘PRASHAD’ scheme:
- Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive- PRASHAD is a central scheme fully funded by the Central Government.
- The scheme was launched by the Ministry of Tourism in the year 2014-15 with the objective of integrated development of pilgrimage and heritage sites.
- A total of 30 projects worth Rs.918.92 crore have been approved by the Central Government under the PRASHAD scheme.
- The objectives of the scheme include development of infrastructure at pilgrimage and heritage sites, such as entry points, end-to-end connectivity, and tourism infrastructure through road, rail and water transport.
Source – The Hindu