Union Ministry of Urban Development launched nationwide HRIDAY scheme from Amritsar

Jul 15, 2015 09:04 IST

National Heritage Development and Augmentation YojanaUnion Ministry of Urban Development on 14 July 2015 launched the National Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) for 12 cities in the country from Amritsar in Punjab.

The scheme seeks to preserve and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of the country in the selected 12 cities in the country, including Amritsar.

The scheme was launched by Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley in the presence of Union Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister of Punjab Singh Badal among others.

Features of HRIDAY

• It 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.
• Physical, institutional, economic and social infrastructure developed as part of the scheme in the identified cities.
• It will be completely funded by the Union Government to create infrastructure and provide facilities around the heritage sites to attract more tourists.

List of 12 cities and amount allocated:

Cities

Amount

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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