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  1. Adopt a Heritage of India
  2. Gobar- Dhan Scheme

1. Adopt a Heritage Scheme:

The heritage of India is the country’s richness and its wealth. Protecting and preserving the heritage of India is every citizen’s duty and the State’s responsibility.

In this view, a scheme named “Adopt a heritage” was launched which is a collective effort of the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Archaeological Survey of India and the State/Union Territories Governments.  Adopt a heritage scheme in Hindi means ‘ Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchaan’

The Adopt the heritage scheme aims to include public sectors, private companies and corporate citizens in preserving the heritage and promote tourism and which is sustainable in terms of development, operations and tourism infrastructure. These adopted Heritage scheme companies shall be called “Monument Mitra”. To protect and preserve the heritage many Monuments come under adapt a heritage list.

Through the concept of “Vision Bidding”, the enterprise having the best vision for the monument shall given the opportunity to carry on their CSR activities towards that monument. They shall have limited visibility to the premises. The enterprises through their CSR funds provide facilities like cleanliness, drinking water, tourism facilitation centres etc. Dalmia groups won the adopt a heritage red fort.

Refer Adopt a heritage PIB article for UPSC prepration.

What A key initiative to develop the heritage sites / monuments and making them tourist-friendly to enhance the tourism potential and their cultural importance.
By Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Archeological Survey of India (ASI), State /UTs Governments.
Date Launched by the Hon’ble President of India on 27th September, 2017 on the occasion of World Tourism Day.
Who can adopt Private and Public Sector Companies and Individuals are eligible.
Objectives 1.    Develop basic tourism infrastructure

2.    Enhance the tourist attractiveness in a sustainable manner by developing world class infrastructure.

3.    Create employment through active involvement of local communities.

4.    Develop sustainable tourism infrastructure and ensuring proper Operations and Maintenance.

How 1.    The scheme will allow private and public sector corporations to adopt most of India’s top heritage sites and improve tourism in such sites.

2.    The agency will be selected on the basis of the unique concept of vision bid and no financial bid is involved in the scheme.These agencies are referred as Monument Mitras.

Priority 1.    The project would primarily focus on maintenance and development of world-class services and tourist infrastructure including services like secure environment, ease of access, public conveniences, cleanliness, illumination and night viewing facilities for an all-inclusive tourist experience which would result in an increase in both foreign and domestic tourists.
Facts 1.    A non revenue generating project.

2.    31 agencies (referred a Monument Mitras) have been approved to adopt 95 sites across India.

3.    Envisages limited access to core areas and no handing over Monument is involved.


2. GOBAR Dhan Scheme:

Gobardhan scheme ministry : Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, Gobardhan scheme launched by Karnal in the presence of the Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium. Gobar Dhan Scheme full form GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources – DHAN scheme).

Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan is the scheme initiated by the Central Government which aims to improve the lives of the villagers and make them self-sufficient.

The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) has two components directed towards the cleanliness of the villages:

  1. Creating and Open Defecation Free villages
  2. Managing solid and liquid waste

The GOBAR Dhan scheme aims to manage and convert cattle dung and other solid wastes from the farms into compost and bio-gas, thus keeping the village clean. This helps the villagers to generate energy and making them self-sufficient. The energy so generated can be used for cooking and lighting in the village households. It gives them livelihood opportunities and a source of income. The farmers and the villagers can make self-help groups and optimise the opportunities of energy creation.

This scheme is a key component of the ODF+ strategy under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).

Refer Gobardhan scheme pib and Gobardhan yojana pib article for UPSC Prepration,one can refer Gobardhan scheme in hindi version for better understanding, there are many Gobardhan scheme guidelines provided in official website of the Gobardhan scheme.