PRASAD Scheme PDF Download
PRASAD Full Form Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive
Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
Scheme Guidelines for National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive
India is blessed with rich and diverse natural, historic, cultural and spiritual resources. Millions of tourists from the domestic and international places come to India to experience its spiritual prowess and Indian heritage. India being a land of many religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Sufism have centers of pilgrimage for various faiths since ages and these have immensely contributed to the development of Indian heritage values. In fact, religion, spirituality and heritage are common motivations for travel, with major tourist destinations having developed largely as a result of their connections to sacred or historic places, persons and events. The growth of domestic tourism in India largely depends on pilgrimage and heritage tourism and to tap this potential there is a need for integrated development of the selected pilgrimage destinations and integrated development of heritage cities in cooperation with other stake- holders. The integrated development is not only about development and conservation of few monuments, but development of entire city, its planning, its basic
services, quality of life to its communities, its economy and livelihoods, cleanliness, security, reinvigoration of its’ soul and explicit manifestation of its character.
However, religious tourism destinations are not like holiday/leisure tourism destinations, which are primarily targeted at the segment having inclination to travel and spend. In developing a religious tourism product, it is essential to build in community participation at the given location/destination. Further, it is not only important to provide modern amenities at religious sites but also to see as to how the visitor interacts and seeks new experiences at such places. There is a need to identify core deficiencies, facilitate provision of products, services and subsequently address the issues that are important for paving the way for development and promotion of religious tourism in India.
Whereas, heritage cities tourism would largely attract a different audience. But the issues are not different and the fact is that the heritage areas are neglected, overcrowded with inadequate basic services and infrastructure, such as water supply, sanitation, roads, etc. Basic amenities like toilets, signage, street lights are missing. Also, there is a need for a more structured approach to manage the development of such city based on tourism infrastructure that ensures fast pace and effective implementation on the ground.
There have multiple initiatives been carried out by various ministries for development of infrastructure for tourists but still there are persisting challenges which needsto be addressed like lack of infrastructure on accommodation for budget hotels, roads, last mile connectivity, sewage, hygiene and cleanliness, solid waste management, lack of awareness, developing a code of religious etiquette to be observed by the religious tourists, etc.
PRASHAD scheme offers a tremendous opportunity to undertake infrastructure developments at the important pilgrimage and heritage destinations/cities in an inclusive, integrated and sustainable manner that focuses on livelihoods, skills, cleanliness, security, accessibility and service delivery.
|INFORMATION OF PDF FILE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD|
|Title of PDF File||PRASAD Scheme PDF Download|
|Language of PDF File||English|
|Size of PDF File||1.07 MB|
|No of Pages in PDF File||24|