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Ministry of Tourism16-August, 2007 17:22 IST
World Heritage Sites

LOK SABHA

The Minister for Tourism and Culture Smt. Ambika Soni said that the following heritage sites in India have been proposed for nominations as World Heritage sites :

Cultural Sites

2007         Red Fort Complex, Delhi (already inscribed)

2008        (i)   Majuli Island,

                (ii) Kalka-Shimla Railway

Natural Site

2009          Western Ghats (serial nomination)

                        State-wise details of the monuments/sites declared as World Heritage sites in India is at Annexure 'A'.

                        As per the guidelines laid down by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, 15 sites under the Cultural category and 4 sites under the Natural category in India  have already been included  in the UNESCO Tentative List. Details are at Annexure 'B'.

Monuments inscribed on the World Heritage List attain international status. This increases visitors' flow, both domestic and foreign, which contributes to the economic growth of the region and the monument receives special attention in terms of management, conservation and protection etc.

                                                                                                                             ANNEXURE – 'A'

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART  (b) OF THE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 667 FOR 16.08.2007

WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA

CULTURAL SITES      

Sl. No.

State

Name of site

1.

Bihar

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya (2002)

2.

Delhi

Humayun Tomb, Delhi (1993)

3.

Delhi

Qutb Minar complex, Delhi

4.

Delhi

Red Fort complex (2007)

5.

Goa

Churches & Convents of Goa (1986)

6.

Gujarat

Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park (2004)

7.

Karnataka

Group of temples, Pattadakal (1987)

8.

Karnataka

Group of monuments at Hampi (1986)

9.

Maharashtra

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)

10.

Madhya Pradesh

Group of temples, Khajuraho (1986)

11.

Madhya Pradesh

Buddhist monuments at Sanchi (1989)

12.

Madhya Pradesh

Prehistoric Rock shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)

13.

Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves

14.

Maharashtra

Ellora Caves (1983)

15.

Maharashtra

Elephanta Caves ( 1987)

16.

Orissa

Sun Temple, Konarak (1984)

17.

Tamil Nadu

Group of monuments at

Mahabalipuram (1984)

18.

Tamil Nadu

Great Living Chola temples at Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram (1987 & 2004)

Mountain Railways of India (Extension) (2005)

19.

Uttar Pradesh

Agra Fort (1983)

20.

Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal (1983)

21.

Uttar Pradesh

Group of monuments, Fatehpur Sikri (1986)

22.

West Bengal

Mountain Railway of India (1999, 2005)

NATURAL SITES

Sl. No.

State

Name of site

1.

Assam

Kaziranga National Park (1985)

2.

Assam

Manas Wild Life Sanctuary (1985)

3.

Rajasthan

Keoladeo National Park (1985)

4.

Uttaranchal

Nanda Devi  and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988, 2005)

5.

West Bengal

Sunderban National Park (1987)

ANNEXURE - B

LIST OF CULTURAL SITES FROM INDIA INCLUDED IN THE TENTATIVE LIST

APPROVED BY UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE

(UP TO MARCH 15, 2006)

Cultural Heritage Sites

Sl. No.

Name of Monument / sites

Name of State

1.

Ancient Buddhist Site at Sarnath

Uttar Pradesh

2.

Buddhist Monastery Complex known as Alchi Chos-kor at Alchi (Leh)

Jammu & Kashmir

3.

Harappan City at Dholavira, Distt. Kuchchh

Gujarat

4.

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh

5.

Group of Monuments at Mandu, Distt. Dhar

Madhya Pradesh

6.

Hemis Gompa

Jammu & Kashmir

7.

Mattancherry Palace, Ernakulam

Kerala

8.

Rani-ki-Vav (Queen's stepwell) at Patan, Distt. Mehsana

Gujarat

9.

River Island of Majuli in midstream of river Brahmputra

Assam

10.

Temple at Bishnupur

West Bengal

11.

Tomb of Sher Shah Suri at Sasaram

Bihar

12.

Shri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar

Punjab

13

Kalka Shimla Railway

Haryana /

Himachal Pradesh

14.

The Matheran Light Railway (Extension to the Mountain Railways of India)

Maharashtra

15.

Chandigarh modern architecture  ( Le Curbusier )

Chandigarh

Natural Heritage Sites

16.

Kangchendzonga National Park

West Bengal

17.

Wild Ass Sanctuary

Gujarat

18.

Namdapha National Park

Arunachal Pradesh

19.

Western Ghats (with 7 sub clusters)

1.       Western Ghats – Agasthyamalai sub cluster (with 5 site elements)

2.       Western Ghats – Periyar sub cluster (with 6 site elements)

3.       Western Ghats – Anamalai sub cluster (with 7 site elements)

4.       Western Ghats – Nilgiri sub cluster (with 6 site elements)

5.       Western Ghats – Talacauvery sub cluster (with 6 site elements)

6.       Western Ghats – Kudremukh sub cluster (with 5 site elements)

7.       Western Ghats – Sahyadri sub cluster (with 4 site elements)

Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat

In reply to another question for Ministry of Tourism she said the Brahmaputra Board under the Ministry of Water Resources has prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the protection of Majuli Island from flood and erosion for an amount of Rs.86.56 crores. Brahmaputra Board has taken up the works, as per approved DPR, to be executed in three phases. Phase wise break up is given below:

Phase I:            Rs.41.28 crores

Phase II:             Rs.18.28 crores

Phase III:             Rs.27.00 crores

Phase I started in 2005. So far an expenditure of Rs.21.86 crores has been incurred.

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