HISTORIC URBAN LANDSCAPE PROJECT

July 22, 2021

In Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior and Orchha cities have been selected by UNESCO under ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’, which was started in the year 2011, for the inclusive and well-planned development of fast-growing historical cities while preserving the culture and heritage.

About:

  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan virtually launched UNESCO’s ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ project for Gwalior and Orchha cities of the state through video conferencing.

  • Six cities of South Asia, including Ajmer and Varanasi in India are already involved in this project.

  • Orchha and Gwalior have been included as the 7th and 8th cities.

  • The cities will be jointly developed by UNESCO, Government of India and Madhya Pradesh by focusing on their historical and cultural improvement.

  • This project will help MP tourism get a new dimension. Additional employment opportunities will also be created along with the development of tourism.

Source : The Hindu