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WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

The Kakatiya Heritage Trust has initiated the process of bringing Kakatiya Monuments in to World Heritage List. The Trust hired the Consultant Surya Narayan Murthy to prepare a proposal to get the Kakatiya Monuments to get Tentatively Listed with UNESCO. The proposal was prepared in consultation with ASI and got the approval of the State Government. The proposal was cleared by the Heritage Committee of the Government of India and was forwarded to UNESCO.

UNESCO has accepted the proposal and Kakatiya Monuments are put in the Tentative List of World Heritage Sites. Please see the following link

http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5889/

 

However, there is long way to get Kakatiya Monuments as World Heritage Sites. For instance the Golconda Fort was in the tentative list for over a decade but still not approved as World Heritage Site.

The next step is to prepare a detailed dossier in consultation with ASI and Telangana Government. The Government of India has to send the proposal to UNESCO. The GOI will send only two proposals every year. So we have to compete nationally to get Kakatiya Monuments to be considered by the GOI to be send to UNESCO.

There after an international expert committee will visit the Kakatiya Monuments and make a report to UNESCO. Finally the ICOMOS, a Heritage Expert Body will vote in its annual meeting either in favour or to reject a proposal.

Kakatiya Heritage Trust will pursue the matter till Kakatiya Monuments gets the World Heritage Site status.

Kakatiyan Annexure refernce feb2014 rev Download Here
Tentative list feb 2014 rev 1Download Here