(GIST OF YOJANA) National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) [FEBRUARY-2019]

(GIST OF YOJANA) National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)


National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)

Mains Paper 3: Economy
Prelims level: HRIDAY
Mains level: Infrastructure, roads, ports, railways


  •  The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, launched the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme on January
    21, 2015, with a focus on holistic development of heritage cities.
  •  The main objective of HRIDAY is to preserve character of the soul of heritage city and facilitate inclusive heritage linked urban development by exploring various avenues including involving private sector.


  •  Planning, development and implementation of heritage sensitive infrastructure.
  •  Service delivery and infrastructure provisioning in historic city core areas.
  •  Preserve and revitalize heritage wherein tourists can connect directly with city’s unique character.
  •  Develop and document a heritage asset inventory of cities- natural, cultural, living and built heritage as a basis for urban planning, growth and service provision and delivery.
  •  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

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  •  Local capacity enhancement for inclusive heritage-based industry.
  •  Create effective linkages between tourism and cultural facilities and also the conservation of natural and built heritage.
  •  Urban heritage adaptive rehabilitation and maintenance, including appropriate technologies for historic buildings retrofitting.
  •  Establish and manage effective public private partnership for adaptive urban rehabilitation.
  •  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.
  •  Making cities informative with use of modem 1CT tools and making cities secure with modem surveillance and security apparatus like CCTV etc.
  •  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).
  •  The scheme is implemented in 1 2 identified Cities namely, Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni and Warangal.

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