Centre okays Rs 61-crore plan for Badami development

The Union Ministry of Urban Development on Tuesday approved Rs 61-crore plan for facelift of Badami temple under its ambitious Heritage City Development Project.

The fund also includes Rs 10 crore to be spent by the Archeological Survey of India and Bagalkot district administration on resettlement and rehabilitation of 72 families near Agastya Lake and Rs eight crore by the State government on improvement of arterial roads.

The Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme provides for conservation and development of core heritage assets of the cities besides improving sanitation through solid waste management, easy access through signages and better mobility, interpretation centres, landscaping, provision of green spaces among others.

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