India's Tamil Nadu State Gives Heritage Status To Six More Towns

CHENNAI, July 17 (Bernama) -- Another six towns known for its historical and cultural value have received heritage status in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu.

The latest recognition brings to 64 the total number of heritage towns in the state, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced one million Rupees (US$16,621) for each town to develop infrastructure at the state Legislative Assembly recently.

Among towns that will receive the funding are Tiruparankundram, Thiruvattaru, Suseendram and Kodumudi.

Tamil Nadu is home to UNESCO world heritage sites including Airavateswara Temple near Kumbakonam and Brihadeeswarar Temple (Big Temple) in Thanjavur.


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