The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of the Swadesh Darshan Scheme during 14th Finance Commission period and beyond. The Cabinet also approved Rs. 2055.96 crores for 60 on-going projects completing in December 2019 and Rs. 324.09 crores for 6 projects for which substantial funds have been released and projects to be completed in September 2020.
Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme, the Ministry of Tourism is developing critical tourism infrastructure in the country in a sustainable and inclusive manner to make India into a world class tourist destination. The focus under the scheme is to develop public facilities like last mile connectivity, tourist reception centers, wayside Amenities, solid waste management, illumination and landscaping where Private Sector is not willing to invest.