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National Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)
Apr 09, 2015

The programme called Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) is to launched for conserving and preserving the heritage characters of these cities. For the beginning programme is launched in the cities such as Mathura, Amritsar, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Vellankani and Ajmer. ‘HRIDAY’ seeks to promote an integrated, inclusive and sustainable development of heritage sites, focusing not just on maintenance of monuments but on advancement of the entire ecosystem including its citizens, tourists and local businesses. With 32 UNESCO recognized natural and cultural heritage sites, ranking second in Asia and fifth in the world, the tourism potential of the country is still to be fully harnessed and the new scheme will help in this regard. 

It is a central sector scheme, where 100% funding will be provided by Government of India. The duration of this scheme is four years i.e. from December 2014 to March 2018. The scheme would be implemented in a mission mode.


As a pilot, this flagship scheme of the government focuses on revitalising twelve heritage cities. Gaya (Bihar), Dwaraka (Gujarat), Badami (Karnataka), Puri(Odisha), Amritsar (Punjab), Ajmer (Rajasthan), Kanchipuram and Velankanni (Tamil Nadu),Warrangal (Telangana) and Mathura and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) , Amrawati (Andhra Pradesh)

Why the Scheme

India is endowed with rich and diverse natural, historic and cultural resources. It is a palette of different cultures, religions, traditions, home of various forms of art & handicrafts, music and literature, architectural styles et al. However, it is yet to explore the full potential of such resources to its full advantages 
In order to make these cities vibrant, competitive and to address some of stated challenges, a planned approach is necessary for tapping the unlimited potential underlying in tourism and heritage sector unleashing the power of skilful artisans and traditional economy. 
To enable smooth dovetailing of modern concept of local economic development through locally available knowledge, resources and skills. 

Objective of Scheme

  • Planning, Development  and implementation of heritage sensitive infrastructure

  • Service delivery and infrastructure provisioning in core areas of historic city

  • Preserve and revitalize heritage wherein tourist can connect directly with city’s unique character

  • Develop and Document a heritage asset inventory of cities

  • Local capacity enhancement for inclusive heritage-based industry

The scheme will broadly focus on four theme areas i.e. Physical Infrastructure, Institutional Infrastructure, Economic Infrastructure & Social Infrastructure for reviving and revitalizing the soul of Heritage City. Identified cities/towns will be required to prepare Heritage Management Plan (HMP) for the city/town and develop and execute Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for identified projects (after consultation with all stakeholders) for availing assistance under the scheme, through either empanelled agencies, state para-statals, Public Sector Undertakings, Special purpose vehicles.


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