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Eco Circuit: Pathanamthitta-Gavi-Vagamon-Thekkady project inaugurated in Kerala

Date: 18 February 2019 Tags: Infrastructure

Union Ministry for Tourism inaugurated Eco Circuit: Pathamthitta-Gavi-Vagamon-Thekkady development Project in Kerala under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Eco Circuit is one of the 15 thematic circuits under this scheme.

This project was approved in December 2015 and major works were carried out under it include

  • Eco Adventure Tourism Park at Vagamon.
  • Cultural Center at Kadamanitta.
  • Eco Log Huts at Peerumedu.
  • Idukki, Approach Roads.
  • Walking Trails, Rain Shelters at Pine Valley Forest.
  • Thekkady, Kumily, Moozhiyar Dam Penstock and Kakki Dam.

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

  • It is one of flagship schemes of Ministry of Tourism launched in 2014.
  • It is aimed at development of thematic circuits in country in planned and preferred manner.
  • Under it, government is focussing on development of quality infrastructure in country with the aim of providing better experience and facilities to the visitors.
  • So far, Tourism Ministry has sanctioned 77 projects worth projects for Rs. 6131.88 crore to 30 States and UTs.
  • 7 projects under this scheme have been approved in Kerala in recognization of tourism potential of the state.
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