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December 22, 2018

India submits its dossier on ‘Monuments Forts of Deccan Sultanate’ for consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Photo: The Taj Mahal, Agra, India. Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Image Credit: Otis Yang.

New Delhi, December 22, 2018 — India’s Ministry of Culture has informed the Indian Parliament that, at present, India has 42 sites listed under UNESCO’s tentative list which is a pre-requisite condition for inscription as World Heritage Sites. This year, ‘The Walled city of Jaipur’ is under process for nomination of World Heritage Site. The dossier on ‘Monuments Forts of Deccan Sultanate’ has already been submitted to UNESCO for the 2019-20 initiative, the Ministry said.

Augmentation of sites on the World Heritage List/Tentative List is a continuous process. UNESCO selects the heritage sites on the basis of their potential for fulfilling criteria under Operational Guidelines and demonstration of Outstanding Universal Value, India’s Minister for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, explained.

At present, India has 37 World Heritage Sites as follows:

WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA

CULTURAL SITES:

Under Protection of Archaeological Survey of India

Name of Site — State

Under Protection of Ministry of Railways

Under Protection of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee

Under Protection of Rajasthan State Archaeology and Museums

Under Protection of Chandigarh Administration

Under Protection of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

Under Protection of Bombay Municipal Corporation

NATURAL SITES:

Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes

MIXED SITE:

Under Protection of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes

All the world heritage sites are well protected and are in good shape. India is conserving all these sites in accordance with the UNESCO’s conservation policy, India’s Minister for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, told the parliament.

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