Renovate mud houses for home stays: Unesco rep

Halebeedu rooting for tag

Unesco representatives - Dr Jyothi Hosagrahara, K N Nikith, Rachitha Mishra and Amit Chanchala - who are collecting reports to include Halebeeu into the heritage site list. Dh photo

This would indirectly help in improving the financial status of the locals and also may develop into a profitable business.

Speaking at a meeting held to collect information and submitting a report on including Halebeedu to the world heritage list in Halebeedu, she said steps should be taken not only to conserve ancient monuments but also traditional art and culture. Priority should be given to encourage the tribal arts and crafts and also their work culture.

Their ancient professions like handicraft, sculpting should be introduced to the tourists and also transform it into local cottage industry. If this is done, the ancient art and culture would be renovated and the artisans too can financially improve.

The local traditional houses, may attract the tourists and visitors to the town. These houses may be renovated without damaging its ancient look and transform it into traditional stay.

The Dwarasamudra lake has historical background and are often flocked by the visitors. Hence it is important to maintain cleanliness and hygiene of the surroundings, she stressed.

Jyothi explained that the main objective of the team is not only conserving ancient monuments but also to provide pure drinking water and healthy sanitation system.

Five volumes of reports are being prepared to conserve Belur and Halebeedu. It would be decided to include the places into the heritage list after the process is complete and verified.

Deputy Commissioner Jagadish presided over the meeting. ZP member Jayasheela Jayashankar, Ningappa and others were present.

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