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Tourism Development Projects

Prepartion of Strategic Development Plan (Strategy) and Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Sarnath

In 2016, the World Bank launched a Program for the Development of the Buddhist Circuit in South Asia with an aim utilising Buddhist heritage as a driver of inclusive socio-economic growth. Under the second phase of the project, the World Bank financed the Strategy Plan and DPR for Sarnath, in order to develop it as a Buddhist Tourist Site. We prepared the strategic plan and DPR for the site through review of primary and secondary data, reconnaissance visit, preparation of concept drawings and regulatory, social and environmental compliance, stakeholder consultation.
Project Details:
Date: March 2018 – August 2018
Client: Minsitry of Tourism, Govt. of India, GoUP

Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana , HRIDAY, Ministry of Urban Development

The Ministry of Urban Development launched HRIDAY in 2015, with a focus on the holistic development of heritage cities across India. HRIDAY aims at the development of heritage cities by combining the urban planning and economic growth with heritage conservation. TSCPL supported the overall management of the World Bank and Cities Alliance Technical Assistance to the Ministry for the implementation of HRIDAY.
Project Details:
Date: December 2016 – Ongoing
Client: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India

Technical Assistance for Project Management Support to World Bank Portfolio Implementation

In 2012, the World Bank launched a new business line in India focused on Urban Revitalization and Inclusive Tourism Development. Since then, a fast-growing portfolio is being developed and implemented including two main groups of activities:

(i) advisory and financial support to state level investment loans;
(ii) policy and technical advisory support on inclusive tourism development and urban revitalization to line ministries.
Three loans are concerned, namely Uttar Pradesh Pro Poor Tourism Development Project, Madhya Pradesh Inclusive Tourism Development and Bihar Inclusive Tourism Development.The main objective of this assignment is to provide project management support to concerned ministries at a critical moment of the implementation of their respective activities.
Project Details:
Date: December 2016 – Ongoing
Client: World Bank

Development of Strategy for Substainable and Inclusive Tourism Growth in Mizoram

The purpose of this project was to outline a pathway to inclusive growth through tourism, through the preparation of a Strategy for Inclusive Tourism Development in Mizoram. This strategy aimed to unlock the state’s unique assets and contribute to address some key issues faced by the tourism sector in the State and provide a way for the State authorities jointly with the private sector and communities to leverage the state’s tourism sector to support growth, job creation and poverty reduction, and to improve stewardship of the State’s landscapes. TSCPL delivered a short, medium and long-term action plan for policy reforms and planned the required public and private sector investments to support the state inclusive and sustainable development.
Project Details:
Date: May 2017 – Nov 2017
Client: World Bank

Making Iconic Places Swachh

The Government of India, through its Swachh Bharat “Clean India” Mission is implementing a multi-stakeholder initiative focusing on cleaning up of 100 places across the country that are “iconic” due to their heritage, religious and/or cultural significance. As a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019, the goal of the Initiative is to improve the cleanliness conditions of these places to the extent that they can be regarded as “Swachh Tourist Destinations”.
Project Details:
Date: June 2016 – August 2016
Client: World Bank

Development of Strategy for Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism Growth in Madhya Pradesh

The Government of Madhya Pradesh has requested World Bank support in preparing a report to formulate a development strategy for the state. The objective of the report was to identify priority areas for policy action and reforms for ensuring sustained and inclusive growth towards becoming a middle-income state with substantially reduced poverty and improved social indicators. Specifically, the report emphasized:
(i)  environmentally sustainable agricultural growth;
(ii) alleviation of constraints to manufacturing and services to boost job growth;
(iii) identification and reduction of human development constraints;
(iv) creation of fiscal space through improved revenue mobilization.
Project Details:
Date: March 2017 – October 2017
Client: World Bank

Development of Strategy for Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism Growth in Rajasthan

The Government of Rajasthan (GoR) requested the World Bank’s support in preparing a report to formulate of a development strategy for the state, emphasizing job creation and poverty reduction through sustainable agriculture, structural transformation through industrialization and tourism, and enhanced service delivery. The report is based on the 2006 World Bank report “Rajasthan- Closing the Development Gap”, which provides a baseline of the situation for the various areas of analysis and a series of detailed policy recommendations. This new report identifies key binding constraints to sustained and inclusive growth with innovative approaches to analysis.
Project Details:
Date: April 2016 – June 2016
Client: World Bank

Madhya Pradesh Inclusive Tourism Development Project

TSCPL helps the Government of Madhya Pradesh to leverage its tourism assets in a holistic manner by developing the “hub-and-spoke” model, using its urban centers as hubs, reaching out to its tourist attractions, or “spokes”. The project supports the development of an entire sub-region, with a special emphasis on improving living conditions and increasing the job opportunities of local communities.
Project Details:
Date: December 2015 – January 2016
Client: World Bank

Support to Pro-Poor Tourism Development Projects and Urban Revitalisation initiatives in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

TSCPL is assisting the World Bank in the development of a series of technical assistances (TAs) and projects focused on pro-poor/inclusive tourism development and urban revitalization with a view to:

  • improve the living standards and quality of life of India’s historic cities;
  • enhance the management of the state’s tourist destinations and the stewardship of their natural and cultural assets as endogenous sources of inclusive and sustainable growth;
  • increase linkages and related local benefits through income generation opportunities and basic service provision to some of the poorest communities living in heritage rich, but lagging tourist areas;
  • enable private sector development and entrepreneurship, especially amongst the youth and women.

Project Details:
Date: March 2016 – June 2017
Client: World Bank