16th July, 2021 Culture
- Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated various development projects in Varanasi which includes Tourist Facilitation Centre under the Project “Development of Varanasi Under PRASHAD Scheme – Phase II”
- The ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive’ (PRASHAD) is a Central Sector Scheme fully financed by the Government of India.
- It was launched by the Ministry of Tourism in the year 2014-15 with the objective of integrated development of identified pilgrimage and heritage destinations.
- Aim: Infrastructure development such as entry points, area Lighting with renewable sources of energy, parking, drinking water, toilets, waiting rooms, first aid centers, rain shelters, Telecom facilities, internet connectivity etc.