Under the “Apni Dharohar-Apni Pehchaan” Adopt a Heritage Project, the Monument Mitras are responsible for operation and maintenance and development/up-gradation of tourist amenities, in the non- core areas of the monument. At present, 11 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s) have been signed with the Monument Mitras.
The prospective Monument Mitras are free to select a monument/heritage/tourist site of their interest under the ‘Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan – Adopt a Heritage’ project. The conservation of heritage/ancient buildings/monuments does not come under the ‘Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan – Adopt a Heritage’ project of the Ministry of Tourism. Hence, there is no pre-requisite for prospective Monument Mitras to partner with conservation experts.
Details of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s) signed under the ‘Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan – Adopt a Heritage’ project is as follows:
|Sr. No.||Monument Mitra||Name of Monument/Heritage Site/Tourist Site or Technological Intervention||Category*|
|1||M/s Dalmia Bharat Ltd.||Red Fort, Delhi||Green|
|2||M/s Dalmia Bharat Ltd.||Gandikota Fort, Andhra Pradesh||Orange|
|3||Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI)||Area surrounding Gangotri Temple and Trail to Gaumukh, Uttarakhand||Orange|
|4||Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI)||Mt. Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir||Orange|
|5||Yatra Online||Qutub Minar, Delhi||Green|
|6||Yatra Online||Leh Palace, Jammu & Kashmir||Orange|
|7||Yatra Online||Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra||Green|
|8||Yatra Online||Hampi (Hazara Rama Temple), Karnataka||Orange|
|9||M/s Bliss India Pvt. Ltd. (V-Resorts)||Surajkund, Haryana||Orange|
|10||M/s Apeejay Surrendra Park Pvt. Ltd.||Jantar Mantar, Delhi||Orange|
|11||M/s Resbird Technologies Pvt. Ltd.||Development of Multi-lingual Audio Guide Application for five Iconic Tourists Sites which are listed below:
*As per project guidelines, a Monument Mitra is required to choose monument/heritage site/tourist site as a package(s) i.e. if the Monument Mitra selects a site of higher visibility and footfall (Green Category), they are also required to select a site with lower visibility and footfall (Orange or Blue Category).
This information was given by Shri K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.