Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein Scheme in HP to Identify Unexplored Tourist Places

Tourism is an integral part of any state’s economy. We all love to travel, to see monuments, stand in awe of their magnificence, and grandeur and essentially be one with a time that has passed centuries ago. Himachal Pradesh government, acknowledging the profound impact that tourism has on the state’s economy and the jobs it generates, has launched the Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein scheme to diversify tourism.

About the Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein scheme

Through the implementation of the scheme, the state government of Himachal Pradesh will identify unexplored and untapped tourist destinations in the state. This scheme will eventually promote tourism in these tourist places located across the countryside, especially the rural areas of the state.

In order to seamlessly implement the said scheme, the state government has earmarked a budget of ₹50 crores. There have been proposals passed for ropeway / ski-lift, restaurants, camping site and wayside amenities were proposed under the project.

In the Bir Billing area in Kangra district and the Janjehli in Mandi district, the scheme installed provisions for paragliding and eco-tourism destinations respectively. The Pong reservoir was being developed as a water sports destination to increase the influx of visitors from all around the country, and beyond.

Implementation of the Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein scheme in Circuits

For better efficiency, the scheme would be implemented in 9 circuits. The names of the circuits are given herewith:

  1. Jogindernagar-Barot-Kothi Kohar-Rajgungja-Bir-Billing
  2. Sundernagar-Chail Chowk-Kamru Nag-Shikari Devi-Janjheli
  3. Shimla-Khara Pathar-Rohru-Sandasu-Larot-Chanshal-Dodra Kwar
  4. Dhauladhar Circuit
  5. Buddhist circuit
  6. Bhakra-Bilaspur-Sundernagar-Jogindernagar-Pong Dam
  7. Solan-Habban-Rajgarh-Shillai
  8. Manali-Rohtan-Tandi-Udaipur-Killar
  9. Narkanda-Baghi-Khadrala-Chini-Pangi circuit

An integrated committee of Tourism, PWD, Forest, language, Art and Culture officers will visit these selected circuits.

This committee will propose activities that need to be carried out in these circuits after consulting the local panchayats and several other stakeholders involved.

Key activities are undertaken under the implementation of the project

Here are some of the key undertakings of the project:

  • Parks
  • Toilets
  • Rain shelters
  • Street paths
  • Solid waste improvement
  • Walking trails
  • Beautification of temples
  • Landscaping
  • Sarais
  • Community halls
  • Trekkers hostel
  • Roads widening
  • Signals and traffic directions
  • Parking
  • Lighting and waste disposal like installation of dustbins at regular intervals

The state will also encourage Home Stays through private parties, Nature walks, eco-trails, treks, hikes, trips to Orchards etc.

The installation of such tourism-friendly projects will invite tourists from all across the nation and will also work towards the generation of employment opportunities by promoting local cuisines, folk artists, local artisans, tour guides, eco-guides and adventure guides among several other professions.

Summing it up

Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful place to visit and happens to be a must-visit across travel lists of people in the country. By installing these tourist-friendly spots, the government is making tourism all the more accessible for the people to wish to revel in the beauties of the “All Seasons’ state”. There is a lot that Himachal as a state has to offer to tourists. Through the implementation of the scheme, tourism will now be all the more celebrated in the state and a lot of people will now get to earn a lot more by being associated with it.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.