Published on : Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has said that the development and promotion of various tourism destinations & products is primarily the responsibility of the respective State Government/Union Territory (UT) Administration. The Ministry of Tourism, however, provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to various State Governments & Union Territory Administrations for tourism projects identified in consultation with them for each financial year, subject to availability of funds, inter-se-priority and adherence to the scheme guidelines.
The details of tourism projects for which CFA has been sanctioned/released to the State Government of Goa during the 11th & 12th Plan upto 30.06.2014 are given in Annexure-I.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Naik said, the Indian Ministry of Tourism has received a proposal “Establishment of PGA Golf Course and Allied activities” under the Large Revenue Generating (LRG) Scheme.
This project was prioritized for grant of CFA during the year 2012-2013 and carried forward for grant of CFA during the financial years 2013-14 and 2014-2015.
However, it cannot be processed for grant of CFA due to the pendency of utilization certificates in respect of CFA sanctioned to the State Government of Goa for various tourism projects upto the financial year 2012-13.
The details of the components for which CFA has been sought from the Indian Ministry of Tourism in the project are given in Annexure-II.