Decision : 37 COM 7 B.61
Group of Monuments at Hampi (India) (C 241)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,

2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.66 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.  Acknowledges the steps taken by the State Party to address the removal of debris of the collapsed bridge and the relocation of the vehicular bridge outside of the property;

4.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre the completed Integrated Management Plan together with a synthesis and a prioritisation of existing recommendations and intentions, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies,

5.  Also acknowledges the information provided by the State Party concerning the demolition works in the Hampi bazaar area following a decision of the High Court of Karnataka and the compensation scheme for affected families;

6.  Encourages the initiatives of the State Party to elaborate, in close cooperation with the local community, a strategy and action plan for the bazaar area to:

a)  Develop within the IMP necessary legal and planning tools to prevent any further encroachments at the Hampi bazaar,

b)  Develop a conservation strategy for the protection of the historic mandapas near the Virupaksha temple, in line with the IMP. 

7.  Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2015 , an updated report on the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in 2015

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, Reports
States Parties: India
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7 B.61