Q. “HRIDAY and AMRUT” schemes/programmes are often seen in news is related to which of the following?

[A] Urban transformation

[B] Skill development

[C] Manufacturing clusters

[D] Urban agriculture

Answer: A

Explanation: HRIDAY (National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) aims at preserving and revitalizing the soul and unique character of heritage cities in India.

  • In the first phase, it contains 12 cities – Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni, Kanchipuram, Gaya and Warangal.
  • AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) aims at improving basic urban infrastructure in 500 cities/towns which will be known as mission cities/towns.
  • This a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) funded by GoI, States and the local bodies.

Source: TMH Ramesh Singh