Odisha has received a coastal circuit project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme. So far, 94.72% of work of this project has been completed, said Union tourism minister G Kishan Reddy in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
The Centre has sanctioned 76 projects for Rs 5,294 crore under Swadesh Darshan Scheme to develop tourism infrastructure under identified thematic circuits in the country including one in Odisha.
The Union minister said implementation of the projects is primarily undertaken by state agencies. However, the ministry of tourism regularly reviews the progress of the projects to expedite completion, he said.So far 64 of 76 projects have been completed. The remaining 12 projects including the one from Odisha are in different stages of completion, he said.