• PRASHAD Scheme means Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive.
  • The Government of India launched the PRASHAD scheme in the year 2014-2015 under the Ministry of Tourism.
  • It is a Central Sector Scheme with complete financial assistance from the Government of India.
  • This scheme focuses on developing and identifying pilgrimage sites across India for enriching the religious tourism experience.
  • It aims to integrate pilgrimage destinations in a prioritized, planned and sustainable manner to provide a complete religious tourism experience.
    • The growth of domestic tourism hugely depends on pilgrimage tourism.

Latest news about PRASHAD Scheme

  • The citizens’ committee to save Chamundi Hills and its environment has resolved to press for clearance from the heritage committee before the implementation of development works at the hilltop under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD).


  1. The Hindu

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