Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) K J Alphons will inaugurate the ‘Tribal Tourism Circuit’ at Gangrel in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh on September 14.
The Minister will be arriving at the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur on September 14 at 8 am in a scheduled flight and later travel by car to reach Dangi Macha in Dhamtari district at 10.15 am. He will inaugurate the Tribal Tourism Circuit at 11 am at Gangrel.
The Minister will start from Dhamtari at 5 pm and reach Raipur by 7 pm before taking a scheduled flight for New Delhi at 8.05 pm.
Notably, the Central Government has put up the anticipated timeline for completion of the Tribal Tourism Circuit in Chhattisgarh to be 2019-20.
The Tribal Tourism Circuit will provide an opportunity to the tourists to witness and experience tribal culture and traditions in State,officials informed. The key components for development under the project are ‘Ethnic Tourist Village’ and ‘Ethnic Tourist Development’, Destination Development and Wayside amenities.The project is being developed by Chhattisgarh Tourism Board.
The Tribal Tourism Circuit comprises Jashpur-Kunkuri-Mainpat-Ambikapur-Maheshpur -Ratanpur-Kurdar-Sarodadadar Gangrel- Kondagaon –Nathyanawagaon -Jagdalpur Chitrakoot -Tirthgarh in Chhattisgarh under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. The Chhattisgarh Government had been making strenuous efforts to improve the quality of infrastructure and provide basic amenities in the tourism circuits, officials informed. Notably, the Union Tourism Ministry had allocated Rs 99.94 crore to develop Tribal Tourism Circuit to highlight tribal culture to the domestic and foreign tourists in the year 2015-16.
The districts to be developed are- Jashpur, Kunkuri, Maipaat, Ambikapur, Maheshpur, Ratanpur Kurdur, Sarodha Dadar, Gangrel, Kondagaon, Nathiyanwagaon, Jagdalpur, Chitrakoot and Thirthgad.
The Tribal Theme is being implemented in these districts and the project will be completed in a phased manner.
Similarly, other tourist circuits are also being developed.