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Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan
29-Apr-18 MiscellaneousThe government has clarified that the Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan, is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India and State governments. In response to certain reports appearing in the media regarding the scheme, the Tourism Ministry said, the Memorandum of Understanding signed for Red Fort is only for the development, operations and maintenance of tourism amenities in and around it. It envisages limited access’ of non-core areas and no handing over of monument is involved. The Adopt a Heritage’ is essentially a non-revenue generating project.
"Adopt a Heritage" Project was launched on the occasion of World Tourism Day last year to provide world class tourist facilities at the various natural and cultural heritage sites, monuments and other tourist sites to make them tourist friendly, enhance their tourist potential and cultural importance in a planned and phased manner across the country. The project envisages that selected public sector companies, private sector companies and individuals will develop tourist amenities at heritage sites. They will become ‘Monument Mitra’ and adopt the sites essentially under their Corporate Social Responsibility activity. Under the project a total of 31 agencies have been approved, so far, to adopt a total of 95 Monuments or tourist sites located across India.