Govt. of India

HRIDAY Yojana

The HRIDAY Yojana launched by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, launched the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme on 21st January 2015, with a focus on holistic development of heritage cities. The scheme aims to preserve and revitalize soul of the heritage city to reflect the city’s unique character by encouraging aesthetically appealing, accessible, informative & secured environment. With a duration of 27 months (completing in March 2017) and a total outlay of Rs. 500 crore, the Scheme is being implemented in 12 identified Cities namely, Ajmer, Amravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni, and Warangal. The scheme is implemented in a mission mode. The scheme supports the development of core heritage infrastructure projects which will include revitalization of urban infrastructure for areas around heritage assets identified/approved by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and State Governments. These initiatives will include development of water supply, sanitation, drainage, waste management, approach roads, footpaths, street lights, tourist conveniences, electrical wiring, landscaping and such citizen services

Benefits of HRIDAY Yojana:

  • HRIDAY Yojana provides benefits mentioned below
  • The main benefit of this scheme is to preserve and revitalize soul of the heritage city
  • Ajmer, Amravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni, and Warangal will become incredible

Objectives HRIDAY Yojana:

  1. Create effective linkages between tourism and cultural facilities and also the conservation of natural and built heritage
  2. Development and promotion of core tangible economic activities to enhance avenues of livelihoods amongst stakeholders. This would also include necessary skill development amongst them including making public spaces accessible and developing cultural spaces
  3. Increase accessibility i.e. physical access (roads as well as universal design) and intellectual access (i.e. digital heritage and GIS mapping of historical locations/ tourist maps and routes)
  4. Establish and manage effective public-private partnership for adaptive urban rehabilitation
  5. Service delivery and infrastructure provisioning in historic city core areas
  6. Implementation and enhancement of basic services delivery with focus on sanitation services like public conveniences, toilets, water taps, street lights with use of latest technologies in improving tourist facilities/amenities

References & details:

  1. For more details please visit official website: http://hridayindia.in
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