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Walled City of Jaipur proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition: Min

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The of in is the next for UNESCO World Heritage recognition, for Culture Mahesh informed today.

As per UNESCO's Operation Guidelines 2017, only one site can be nominated each year.

"The recognition of World Heritage is a matter of great pride. It impacts the local economy by giving a boost to domestic and international tourism leading to increased employment generation, creation of world class infrastructure and augmentation of sale of local handicrafts, handlooms and heritage memorabilia. Besides, it adds to the prestige of the country as well as the prescribed site," said.

There are 37 World Heritage sites in the country at present.

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First Published: Tue, July 31 2018. 15:30 IST