Revised Guidelines for Assistance to Central Agencies for Tourism Infrastructure Development

Development of tourism infrastructure at tourism destinations could create a critical mass for achieving its targeted objectives and other socio-economic benefits to the society. The wholistic development of tourism infrastructure at all important tourist destinations through Central Financial Assistance to the States/UTs may not be possible since, many of the potential destinations are under the jurisdictions/control of Central Agencies like ASI, Port Trusts in India, ITDC etc. and the overall development of places of tourist interest under their control may not be possible through their own resources and may require convergence of resources, expertise and experience for maintenance and management after development. In order to remove these shortcomings and to bring in the active participation of the Central Agencies, who own the assets of tourist interest and have potential, could be development, it is proposed to promote places of tourist interest under the control of the Central Agencies. The developmental work under this Scheme taken up by the Central Agencies should follow prescribed norms and the monuments/structure should be restored to its original form/condition. The restoration work should be done by the expert/specialized agencies duly approved by Central Agencies like ASI, Port Trust, ITDC etc. under their supervision.