National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) is focused 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 in partnership with State Government
The duration of HRIDAY schemes would be Four Years starting from December 2014 (i.e. Till December 2018).
It is a central sector scheme with 100 percent funding coming from Central Government.
The scheme will broadly focus on four theme areas i.e. Physical Infrastructure, Institutional Infrastructure, Economic Infrastructure & Social Infrastructure for reviving and revitalizing the soul of Heritage City.
The projects can be funded directly or through support from other stakeholders including private sector.
Coverage (12 Cities) – Ajmer, Amravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni, Warangal.
The Scheme supports development of core heritage infrastructure projects that include revitalization of urban infrastructure for areas around heritage assets.