(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
- Service delivery and infrastructure provisioning in historic city
- 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
- 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.