CLIENT: HERITAGE TRUST BARODA, FUNDED BY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
The management plan prepared after careful collaboration with seventeen stake-holders such as Forest Department, temple trusts, Waqf Board,village panchayat, Archaeological Survey of India, small-scale industries. Using a satellite image super-imposed with the survey of significant architectural and archaeological sites, a map was prepared delineating the core and buffer zones; so as to quantify the area to be protected as part of the World Heritage site.
The Heritage Core Zone covers the entire archaeological area along with the living settlement and living temples. Also included are trade routes (cultural corridors), street networks, pilgrim paths and garrison squares. The Buffer Zone includes the geological phenomenon of Pavagadh Hill and the forests. The Buffer Zone lies beyond the boundary of the Heritage Zone. This zone allows controlled land-use development.
Developing partnership and consensus among stakeholders
Establish effective linkages between all committees
Framing guidelines for new development
Management which is accountable and transparent