Tourism Ministry is formulating schemes for improvement of existing tourist products and to develop new tourist circuits to international standards, Tourism Minister Shripad Naik said in a written answer.

He said it has been proposed to allocate Rs 600 crore for two new schemes for development of tourism circuits and a national mission for infrastructure improvement of pilgrimage centres in the budget 2014-15 of the ministry.
      
As per the budget proposal, Rs 500 crore has been proposed for development of five tourism circuits and Rs 100 crore for a scheme called the National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive.

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