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