One of the famous tourist destinations in the country, Leh is all set for a near 100 crore rupees holistic development. A team of consultants from Tourism Ministry visited Leh for spot inspection yesterday.
In Ladakh, Leh town is shortlisted under the National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) scheme.
PRASAD aims at integrated development in planned, prioritised and sustainable manner to provide a complete religious tourism experience. With the rejuvenation scheme, it is also expected to help economic development, employment generation, world class tourist infrastructure and promotion of local art, culture and handicrafts.
UT Tourism Secretary Commissioner Rigzin Samphel said under the Prasad scheme, with about 35 Crore will be spent on Chokanga vihara, the iconic Buddhism landmark in the main bazaar. Nearly 65 crore would be utilised on various tourism spots and infrastructure facilities in the town.
Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Leh CEC Tashi Gyaltson said that long pending demands for Leh development to meet the tourism requirements are now materialising.
Shortly the UT administration in consultation with the Leh hill council submit the detailed project report for Prasad scheme implementation for better facilities and experience to the tourists.