Under the Adopt a Heritage project, 26 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) have been signed so far and awarded to 12 Monument Mitras for twenty-four (24) sites and two (2) Technological interventions for the purpose of development and operation & maintenance (O&M) of approved tourism amenities at sites spread across India. This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel yesterday in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
Some of the MoUs signed
|Heritage Site||MoU Signed with|
|Red Fort||Dalmia Bharat Ltd|
|Jantar Mantar||Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels (P) Ltd|
|Ajanta Caves||Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd|
|Qutub Minar||Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd|
|Hampi & Hazara Rama Temple||Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd|
|Sun Temple||Akshar Travels Pvt. Ltd|
|Ugra Narasimha Temple||Hotel Malligi Pvt. Ltd|
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has launched the “Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan” project which is a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Archaeological Survey of India and State Governments/ UT Administrations for developing tourism amenities at heritage/ natural/ tourist sites spread across India for making them tourist friendly, in a planned and phased manner. The project aims to encourage companies from public sector, private sector, corporate citizens, NGOs, individuals and other stakeholders to take up the responsibility of developing and upgrading the basic and advanced tourist amenities at these sites. They would also look after the Operation & Maintenance of the same.