HRIDAY – National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana *
Ministry/Department:  Ministry of Urban Development
Objective:  To preserve and revitalize the soul and unique character of the heritage cities in India
  • It aims to bring urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation together for heritage cities.
  • It seeks beautification in an inclusive and integrated manner with focus on cleanliness, livelihoods, skills, safety, security, accessibility and faster service delivery of heritage cities.
  • Scheme will be completely funded by the Central Government to create infrastructure and provide facilities around the heritage sites to attract more tourists.
  • Development initiatives covered it includes improvement of water supply, sanitation, drainage, waste management, footpaths, approach roads, street lights, electricity wiring, tourist conveniences, landscaping and such citizen services.
Twelve cities under this scheme are :
  • Amaravati(Andhra Pradesh);
  • Gaya (Bihar);
  • Dwarka (Gujarat),
  • Badami(Karnataka);
  • Puri (Odisha),
  • Amritsar (Punjab);
  • Ajmer(Rajasthan);
  • Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu);
  • Vellankani(Tamil Nadu);
  • Warangal (Telangana);
  • Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh); and
  • Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)
The criterion for selection of these cities is their rich heritage and cultural history.
Factual Information:
  • Started in 2015

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