NATIONAL HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT AND AUGMENTATION YOJANA
National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) was launched on
21 January 2015 with the aim of bringing together urban planning, economic growth and
heritage conservation in an inclusive manner to preserve the heritage character of each
The Scheme shall support development of core heritage infrastructure projects including
revitalization of linked urban infrastructure for heritage assets such as monuments, Ghats,
temples etc. along with reviving certain intangible assets. These initiatives shall include
development of sanitation facilities, roads, public transportation & parking, citizen services,
information kiosks etc.
With a duration of 4 years (completing in November 2018) and a total outlay of ₹500
crore (US$70 million), the Scheme is set to be implemented in 13 identified Cities
namely, Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, V
aranasi, Velankanni, Vellore and Warangal.
The objectives of the scheme are
Planning, development and implementation of heritage-sensitive infrastructure
Service Delivery and infrastructure provisioning in the core areas of the historic city
Preserve and revitalise heritage wherein tourists can connect directly with city’s unique
Develop and document a heritage asset inventory of cities – natural, cultural, living and
built heritage as a basis for urban planning, growth, 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.
Local capacity enhancement for inclusive heritage-based industry
Plot No. 334,Visalakshinagar, Visakhapatnam - 530043. Andhra Pradesh, India.