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Adarsh Smarak Scheme

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Adarsh Smarak Scheme:


Monuments at Nagarjunakonda, Budhhist remains at Salihundam and Veerabhadra Temple at Lepakshi are identified as ‘Adarsh Smarak’ in Andhra Pradesh for providing additional facilities.


About the Adarsh Smarak scheme:

  • Launched in 2014 for providing improved visitor amenities, especially for the physically challenged.
  • Implemented by the Ministry of Culture.
  • The civic amenities are being augmented at the protected sites under the scheme.
  • Archaeological Survey of India had identified 100 monuments as “Adarsh Smarak” for upgradation.


Objectives of the Scheme:

  1. To make the monument visitor friendly.
  2. To provide interpretation and audio-video centers.
  3. To make the monument accessible to differently-abled people.
  4. To implement Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Have a brief overview of 100 Adarsh Smaraks here:


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Prelims Link:

  1. About the scheme.
  2. Objectives.
  3. Implementation.
  4. Sites selected under the scheme.
  5. About ASI.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of the scheme.

Sources: the Hindu.