India’s list of World Heritage Sites 

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  • March 10, 2021
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India’s list of World Heritage Sites 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Culture

In news

  • Lok Sabha was informed about the Declaration of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
  • Ministry: Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Key takeaways 

  • At present, India has 38 World Heritage Properties. 
  • All the sites are conserved as per ASI’s Conservation Policy.
  • India has 42 sites listed under Tentative List which is a prerequisite condition for inscription as World Heritage Site.
  • ‘Dholavira: A Harappan City’ has been submitted for nomination of World Heritage Site in 2019-2020.
  • Nomination dossiers of ‘Santiniketan, India’ and ‘Sacred Ensemble of Hoysalas’ have been submitted to UNESCO for the year 2021-22 cycle.
  • Sites are selected on the basis of their potential for fulfilling criteria under Operational Guidelines and demonstration of Outstanding Universal Value.

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