Adopt a Heritage 2.0 Programme
The Archaeological Survey of India’s “Adopt a Heritage 2.0 programme” Indian Heritage app and e-Permission portal launched.
GS-01, GS-02 (Government policies and Interventions, Indian Heritage and Culture)
- The “Adopt a Heritage 2.0 Scheme” is aimed at inviting corporate stakeholders to contribute to the enhancement of amenities at historical monuments through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds.
- It lays out clear guidelines for the amenities required at different monuments in accordance with the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (AMASR Act) of 1958.
- Interested stakeholders can choose to adopt a monument or specific amenities using a dedicated web portal at indianheritage.gov.in.
- This portal provides comprehensive information about available monuments for adoption, including gap analysis and estimated financial requirements.
- The selection process involves due diligence, consultations with various stakeholders, and assessments of economic and developmental opportunities at each monument.
- The selected stakeholders will be responsible for developing, providing, and maintaining amenities related to hygiene, accessibility, safety, and knowledge.
Purpose and Objectives:
- The “Adopt a Heritage 2.0 Scheme” primarily aims to involve corporate entities in the enhancement of amenities at historical monuments across India by leveraging their CSR funds.
Indian Heritage App:
- As part of the scheme, the Indian Heritage App is introduced to provide a user-friendly platform for showcasing heritage monuments.
- The app features information about monuments across states, complete with photographs, lists of available public amenities, geo-tagged locations, and a citizen feedback mechanism.
- This scheme is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, and the Archaeological Survey of India.