Prasad, who has been serving jail term in a Ranchi prison following his conviction in fodder scam cases, is currently undergoing treatment for multiple ailments at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Jharkhand capital.
Under national mission PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive), as many as 11 projects worth Rs 284.53 crore have been sanctioned so far, while 25 projects worth Rs 2,048 crore have been approved under Swadesh Darshan scheme, the release said.
The Survey suggested that "tax issues like the place of provision clause in service tax resulting in tourism services not being treated as export of service and being taxed and need for lower GST for tourism-related services as in many OECD countries" are required to be addressed to boost the sector.
The Electronic Development Fund (EDF) floated by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology will invest in professional venture capital funds which will in-turn invest the money in start-ups, Minister for IT and Communication Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
In two cases, a combined investigation report has been received, which is under consideration of the Commission, the Minister added.
Even as the Income Tax department and Vodafone executives have held several rounds of talks to settle Rs 11,200-crore tax dispute, the absence of enabling provisions for a settlement is likely to be addressed in the forthcoming Budget.