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Historic Urban Landscape Project

Historic Urban Landscape Project:

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.

  • 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.