PM Modi launches Second Cruise under PRASAD Scheme to boost Tourism in Ganga River

Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency Varanasi got a big push, when it received the second cruise boat under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) Scheme of the Central Government. The two-tier cruise boat will run in the waters of Ganga and present a spectacular view of 84 ghats of Kashi

The Prime Minister flagged off the ferry via video conference in the presence of the Governor, Uttar Pradesh Smt. Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath. Shri Nilkanth Tiwari and M. P. Shri Surendra Narayan Sinha along with ministry of defence officials were also present on this occasion

The project "Development of River Cruise in Varanasi under PRASAD Scheme" was approved by the Ministry of Tourism with the cost of Rs. 10.72 crores in February 2018. The components viz. 'Passenger Cum Cruise Vehicle', 'Modular Jetty', 'Audio-Visual Interventions', and 'CCTV Surveillance' have been successfully completed and dedicated to the nation

The PRASAD scheme was launched by the Central government in 2015 by the Ministry of Tourism, focusing on identifying and developing pilgrim sites across the country to promote religious tourism. It aims to integrate pilgrimage destinations in a prioritised, planned and sustainable manner to provide a complete religious tourism experience

HRANI is thankful toSh. Yogendra Tripathi , Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and the team of the Ministry for easing the hospitality industry during this crucial time of COVID 19.

HRANI under the guidance of our President Mr. Surendra Kumar Jaiswal has been taking up industry concerns with various departments of the Central and State government through representations for relief in this period of crisis