ABADHA scheme

Maintaining the heritage our nation possesses is an endeavour of prime importance. It’s a priced possession we have; something we cannot afford to lose, as it would never come back to us. These monuments carry remnants of time, which if once lost will never be able to find a way back. 

The Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture or ABADHA is a scheme for Puri – a city in Odisha – to develop as a world-class city.  

Project Funding

For an ambitious project as this, the proposal in this regard was set out to be Rs 719 crore. This amount will be spent under the provisions of the scheme in 2019-20. The overall cost of the projects to be taken up under the ABADHA will be around Rs 1402 crore and Rs 1087 crore in 2020-21 and 2021-22 respectively. 

Major plans undertaken by the ABADHA:

There is a range of projects undertaken by the ABADHA, which include the following

  1. Shree setu Project
  2. Musa River Revival Plan
  3. Jagannath Ballav Pilgrim centre 
  4. Upgradation of the Raghunandan Library 
  5. Acharya Harihar Square re-development
  6. Atharnala Heritage Project
  7. Matha Development Initiative 
  8. Development of various lakes 

These project undertakings are likely to cost Rs 2308 crores. 

For a city that has constantly suffered the unfortunate end of natural calamities, this scheme comes as a good news. Finally, the city of Puri can enjoy the rightful status it deserves in terms of being a world-heritage site. 

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The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

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The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.