Examining the decision making community in Government of India's HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) scheme

Patel, Purvi and Tayal, Shobhit (2018) Examining the decision making community in Government of India's HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) scheme. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

In the context of Government Schemes such as HRIDAY, Decision-making regarding Urban Development is inherent to the success of the aims and objectives of the scheme. However, contrary to the stipulated author of a development process, it is stretched and distorted in many ways by the decision makers and stakeholders throughout. Strain put on the Scheme/ project’s aims by relationship between various agencies, absence of role clarity, and ad-hoc decisions have affected and in part defeated the very concept with which HRIDAY (Heritage City Augmentation and Development Yojana) scheme was conceived by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. This paper aims to assess the roles played by the author/s of the process, the Project Management Unit, as well as Heritage City Anchor the agency providing the concepts, along with other agencies such as local authority, and community involved in implementing the HRIDAY projects in India by looking at the decisions made or unmade by various stakeholders in 2 out of 12 cities. Contrary to the excellent process envisaged by the government, this review from the perspective of a stakeholder agency trying to design and implement the initiatives brings forth the many challenges as experienced by those in the middle and on ground. Aim is to reveal the actual process and the opportunities converted and lost in conserving, preserving, and in general integrating the heritage of those places into urban planning and development process. In case of HRIDAY, when practically everyone is doing such projects for the first time, the huge gap between elite and often isolated experts and the actual machinery delivering the work has made a major impact on the projects, and will keep affecting the ultimate goals of defining, conserving, inventing and sustaining heritage in cities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Patel, Purvi
Tayal, Shobhit
Languages: English
Keywords: community; stakeholder; development; participation; HRIDAY; urban growth; india; cultural heritage; conservation; initiative; governmental project
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 04. Groups of buildings
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
National Committee: ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 15:48
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 14:30
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URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1956

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