10 monuments adopted under the ‘Adopt A Heritage’ project

The ‘Adopt A Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’, scheme launched on 27th September 2017 is a collaborative effort by Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), State/UTs Governments and envisages development and maintenance of tourist amenities at heritage sites and making them tourist friendly, to enhance tourism potential and cultural importance in a planned and phased manner. The project primarily focuses on providing basic amenities that include cleanliness, public conveniences, safe drinking water, ease of access for tourists, signages, illumination, Wi-fi etc.

The aim of the project is to provide basic amenities that include cleanliness, public conveniences, safe drinking water, ease of access for tourists, signages, illumination, Wi-fi etc.

Funding of the Project:

The project envisages involvement of Private/Public Companies/Organizations and Individuals to adopt Monuments, Natural Heritage Sites and other Tourist Sites, primarily under CSR. No fund is given by Ministry of Tourism.

Other Information:

Archaeological Survey of India has identified 100 monuments as “Adarsh Smarak” for upgradation of existing facilities/amenities like Wi-Fi, cafeteria, interpretation centre, brail signage, modern toilets etc.

Name of Monument                                                                                         State

  1. Red Fort                                                                                                                Delhi
  2. Gandikota Fort                                                                                             Andhra Pradesh
  3. The area surrounding Gangotri Temple and Trail to Gaumukh   Uttrakhand
  4. Mt. Stok Kangri Trek, Lakakh                                                      Jammu and Kashmir
  5. Jantar Mantar                                                                                                      Delhi
  6. Surajkund                                                                                                             Haryana
  7. Qutub Minar                                                                                                        Delhi
  8. Ajanta Caves                                                                                                      Maharashtra
  9. Leh Palace, Leh                                                                                   Jammu & Kashmir
  10. Hampi (Hazara Rama Temple)                                                              Karnataka

Background:

Archaeological Survey of India –

Founder: Alexander Cunningham

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under Ministry of Culture, is the premier organization for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation.

The prime objective is the maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance.

It regulates all archaeological activities in the country as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 along with the Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972.

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