New Delhi, Aug 12: - Keeping in view the importance of involvement of States/Union Territories (UTs) in promoting Tourism in the country, Union Ministry of Tourism (MOT) grants Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to them under its various schemes.
For development of some tourism infrastructure, CFA is also released to Central Government Agencies. However, MOT does not release funds directly to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO).
The development of the software component in the Rural Tourism Scheme, in certain cases in implemented by the NGOs, identified by the State Governments/UT Administrations for which also fund is released to the State Governments/UT Administrations only.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
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