SBI foundation among seven shortlisted companies given LOI under Adopt a Heritage Scheme

Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley has presented Letters of Intent (LOI) to seven shortlisted entities under the ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’. LOIs were presented at the closing ceremony of ‘Paryatan Parv’ in New Delhi on October 25, 2017.

About ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’:

‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ was launched on World Tourism Day i.e. 27thSeptember, 2017 by President Ram Nath Kovind.

  • This scheme has been initiated by Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
  • Under this scheme, Ministry of Tourism invited private and public sector companies to adopt as many as 116 ASI-protected monuments/sites and to take up the responsibility for its maintenance, conservation and development.

Shortlisted Entities under ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’:

Post announcement of this scheme, Ministry of Tourism received positive response from several organisations.SBI foundation among seven shortlisted companies given LOI under Adopt a Heritage Scheme

  • After detailed scrutiny, 14 monuments have been allocated for adoption to 7 entities. These entities are reputed names in hospitality industry, travel industry and banking industry.
  • These entities have been presented Letters of Intent (LOI) and are being referred to as future ‘Monument Mitras’.
  • Interestingly, no entity came forward to adopt the Taj Mahal. 

Shortlisted Entities and Adopted Monuments:


Entity Adopted Monument
SBI Foundation Jantar Mantar, Delhi
TK International Ltd.
  • Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha
  • Raja Rani Temple, Bhubanewar, Odisha
  • Ratnagiri Monuments, Jajpur, Odisha
Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hampi, Karnataka
  • Leh Palace, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Qutub Minar, Delhi
  • Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
Travel Corporation of India Ltd.
  • Mattancherry Palae Museum, Kochi, Kerala
  • Safdargunj Tomb, Delhi
Adventure Tour Operator Association of India
  • Gangotri Temple Area and Tril to Gaumukh
  • Mt. StokKangri, Laddakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Special Holiday Travel Pvt. Ltd. (with) Rotary Club of Delhi Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi
NBCC Purana Quila, Delhi


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