‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme

NOV 24

Preliminary   > Economic Development   >   Miscellaneous   >   Tourism

Why in news?

  • To tap the huge potential of tourism, the Railways on 23rd November 2021 announced the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme

About the scheme

  • Under the scheme, now trains have a third segment for tourism. Till now, the Railways had passenger segments and goods segments.
  • Under this Scheme, theme-based tourist circuit trains, on the lines of the Ramayana Express, can be run either by private or State-owned operators.

Key features

  • Service providers, who can be an individual, company, society, trust, joint venture or consortium will be free to decide themes/circuits.
  • They will offer an all-inclusive package to tourists and have full flexibility to decide the package cost.

PRELIMS QUESTION

‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme, recently launched by the government, is associated with:

(a) Livestock management

(b) Tourism

(c) Mineral exploration

(d) Health insurance

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