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Indian Cities and Regions



Work towards IHCN’s objectives and integrate the thrust of these objectives in its policy framework, legislation, programmes and activities.


Develop specific activities in the remit of IHCN’s aims and objectives and support the activities of the Network.


Set up an administrative unit (Heritage Cell) dealing with all aspects of protection, conservation and management tangible and intangible heritage.


Establish a highly-qualified advisory body, i.e. Heritage Committee.


Prepare specific legislation, planning tools, and processes for the protection, conservation, management and use of the natural and cultural heritage.


Organize Heritage Walks.


Develop and organize festivals related to the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the city.


Develop and support the listing and documentation of built, cultural and natural heritage resources.


Revise the CDP with the help of IHCN to include heritage concerns in accordance with the revised JNNURM CDP Toolkit.


Identify heritage zones/areas/precincts and include them in master plans.


Conduct capacity building activities of local community, city officials, technical experts in heritage-related issues.


Share relevant information about the city, its heritage, heritage-related activities and good practices with the IHCN secretariat and thus contribute to the Network's public database.


Membership Fee:


The fee structure has been fixed on the basis of eight categories of cities and towns in India, as recommended by the Association of Municipalities and Development Authorities (AMDA) encompassing the Census Towns of Class I to VI.


The payment of an annual fee, due each year on 1 March is a precondition for the member city's access to the Network’s services.


The annual membership fee does not include specific technical assistance such as reviews of master plans, CDPs, DPRs, etc., the cost of which shall be based on the nature of interventions required.


Membership fee shall be used to maintain the Secretariat of IHCN (currently at UNESCO Office in New Delhi) in ensuring the implementation of the activities of IHCN stipulated under Article II.2, including the maintenance of the IHCN website, organization of thematic workshops and preparation of expert missions.


Member Cities