19 Feb :Sites that are proposed at present for inclusion in UNESCO’s tentative list for consideration as World Heritage sites in the year 2011 are: Nalanda (Bihar), Kangra Valley Railways (Himachal), Oakrove School (Uttarakhand), Churchagate Building (Maharashtra), Maharaja Railways of India (Madhya Pradesh).
Nomination dossiers have been submitted to UNESCO in respect of three sites namely Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Matheran Light Railway (under cultural category) and sub-clusters of Western Ghats (under natural category). UNESCO is likely to accept two of them.
Out of seven sub-clusters of Western Ghats proposed to UNESCO under natural category, five are in Kerala.This information was given by the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Smt. Ambika Soni, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.