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Need to conserve and promote rural heritage and tourism emphasized at ITRHD's 7th Annual General Body Meeting
At the 7th Annual General Body Meeting of Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD) in New Delhi on July 21, Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB), in his inaugural address praised the efforts of ITRHD -an NGO devoted to preservation of Indian Heritage and Culture in Rural India and working in about 7 states of India, stated an official release.

Appreciating the and other places ITRHD's conservation project of 17th - 19th century village of terracotta temples, Maluti, dumka, in Jharkand and other places Khare  said that such conservatory efforts were of 'great demand to not just enhance tourism in Rural India but also encourage cultural awareness in the Locals'.

Khare also favoured the need of having 'Tourist Circuits of such not-know places' along with the development of such places. He made mention of the Maluti Project that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which involved conserving 62 temples of the 108 temples which were in a dilapidated condition.

He added that the ITRHD's project costing about Rs 6.57 crore is also the largest brick conservation work as per archaeological guidelines, going on anywhere in the country.

The event was also attended by, chairman of ITRHD, SK Misra, whose organisation believes, "Conserving and nurturing rural heritage is a foundation for sustainable economic growth as it ensures livelihood to rural residents in their traditional habitat, and increase the pride and self-confidence of the entire community."

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