Union Government launched National Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)

Jan 22, 2015 15:04 IST

The Union Ministry of Urban Development on 21 January 2015 launched the National Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) that seeks to preserve and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of the country.

Highlights of HRIDAY
• HRIDAY seeks to promote an integrated, inclusive and sustainable development of heritage sites, focusing on maintenance of monuments and on advancement of the entire ecosystem.
• In the initial phase of HRIDAY, 12 heritage cities have been identified which will be rejuvenated and developed. Union Government will provide 500 crore rupees to these 12 cities.
• The scheme will be completely funded by union Government to create infrastructure and provide facilities around the heritage sites to attract more tourists.

Amount allocated to 12 cities based on city population:



Varanasi (Uttar Prdesh)

89.31 crore rupees

Amritsar  (Punjab)

69.31 crore rupees

Warangal (Telangana)

40.54 crore rupees

Ajmer Ajmer  (Rajasthan)

40.04 crore rupees

Gaya  (Bihar)

40.04 crore rupees

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh

40.04 crore rupees

Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu)

23.04 crore rupees

Vellankini (Tamil Nadu)

22.26 crore rupees

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)

22.26 crore rupees

Badami (Karnataka)

22.26 crore rupees

Dwaraka (Gujarat)

22.26 crore rupees

Puri (Orissa)

22.54 crore rupees

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