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‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’

Published on July 24, 2021
Current Context: The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’ of UNESCO.
‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’
  • It was launched for the city of Gwalior and Orchha of the state.
  • These cities are inducted under the project as the 8th and 9th cities in Asia Pacific Area.
  • Both the cities will be developed by UNESCO, GOI and Madhya Pradesh government.
  • The development of the cities will be made particularly by focusing on historical improvements and cultural improvements.
  • The management of these cities will be framed by UNESCO.
  • The project will enhance the tourism sector and will create employment opportunities in the state.
  • The UNESCO’s ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’ was launched in 2011. The project aims to develop historical cities by maintaining their cultural, heritage value and historical values.
  • Other pilot cities from India in APA are Varanasi and Ajmer.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of MP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    • Governor of MP: Magubhai C Patel


Q.1 Which city of Madhya Pradesh was inducted Asia Pacific Area category for the ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’ of UNESCO?
a. Gwalior
b. Orchha
c. Ujjain
d. Both (a) and (c)
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