3 Monuments of Andhra Pradesh marked as Adarash Smarak

3 Monuments of Andhra Pradesh marked as Adarash Smarak

Under the ‘Adarsh Smarak Scheme’ launched by the Central Government, 3 monuments have been identified in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

With which additional facilities will now be provided to these monuments and efforts will be made to make them more tourist-friendly sites.

Key Points:

  • Union Minister for Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region G. Kishan Reddy announced these Adarsh Smarak monuments.
  • The sites covered under the Adarsh Smarak Yojana – Buddhist relics at Salihundam in Srikakulam, Nagarjunakonda in Guntur and Veerabhadra Temple (Lepakshi) in Anantapur have been selected.
  • All these venues will be equipped with various additional facilities like cafeteria, Wi-Fi, braillesignage, interpretation centre, lights etc.
  • Andhra Pradesh has 135 sites, which are centrally protected monuments, and are regularly provided with various upgradation facilities.

Adarsh Smarak Scheme

  • This scheme was launched by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2014 to provide better facilities to the visitors (mainly physically challenged people) in the historical monuments.
  • A total of 100 monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India-ASI are being developed as model monuments under this scheme. Efforts are being made to increase the civic amenities at these sites.


  • To make monuments tourist friendly.
  • Providing facilities like cafeteria, toilet, drinking water and Wi-Fi and upgrading these facilities if they already exist etc.
  • Interpretation and arrangement of audio-video centers.
  • Disposal of waste water and effluents as well as arrangement of rainwater harvesting system.
  • To make the monuments disabled friendly.
  • To implement Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Source – PIB

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