Adarsh Smarak Scheme
The scheme was launched in 2014 for providing improved visitor amenities, especially for the physically challenged.
The scheme comes under the Ministry of Culture.
A total of 100 Monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are being developed and maintained as Adarsh Monuments under the scheme.
The civic amenities are being augmented at these sites.
Objectives of the Scheme
- To make monument visitor friendly.
- To upgrade/provide washrooms, drinking water, signages, cafeteria, and wi-fi facility.
- To provide interpretation and audio-video centres.
- To streamline wastewater and garbage disposal and a rainwater harvesting system.
- To make the monument accessible to differently-abled.
- To implement Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Andhra Pradesh and Adarsh Smarak
Three monuments of Andhra Pradesh Identified as “Adarsh Smarak” for providing additional facilities
Monuments are the following
Nagarjunakonda, Budhhist Remains at Salihundam and Veerabhadra Temple identified as ‘Adarsh Smarak’ in Andhra Pradesh
Additional facilities to be provided at an Adarsh Smarak include Wi-Fi, Cafeteria, Interpretation centre, Brail signages, Illumination etc