Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority
...Promoting and preserving the rich heritage of Majuli

MAJULI CULTURAL LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY (MCLMA)

Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority (MCLMA) a statutory body was constituted under the provision of the Majuli Cultural Landscape Region (MCLR) Act 2006. The Act came into effect through Government Notification dated 27/07/2006. The Act has mandated the Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority to integrate development and heritage for protection of heritage resources of MCLR through education, awareness, understanding of cultural significance and ensuring a sustainable and positive development trend. The Act essentially is a legal framework for conservation of culture and heritage of Majuli island with a focused development initiative, making provision for a core area and buffer area.
The core area means the water and landmass of Majuli sub-division while buffer area means the landmass around core area along both sides of Majuli sub-division.

FUNCTION OF THE AUTHORITY
The office of the Chief Executive Officer MCLMA is located at the premises of Commissioner, Upper Assam Division, Jorhat and is looked after by the existing staff of Commissioner's office.
The authority is mandated to protect the living & non-living cultural resources, - implement the management plan, - co-ordinate - and monitor or development activities for socio-economic, socio-cultural activities, including disaster mitigation and prepare risk preparedness plan for the entire landscape region.

MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITY

  1. Chief Secretary, Assam or any Additional Chief Secretary as may be nominated by the government: Chairperson.
  2. Commissioner and Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Cultural Affairs Department: Vice-Chairperson.
  3. Commissioner, Upper Assam Division or any other officer of equivalent rank as may be appointed by the government: Chief Executive Officer.
  4. Sub-Divisional Officer(Civil) Majuli, posted specially for Majuli Cultural Landscape Region with an office at Majuli to discharge the functions entrusted to him under this Act: Executive Officer.
  5. Five members to be nominated by the Executive Group from amongst themselves: Members.

ACTION PLAN FOR THE AUTHORITY
The Authority itself is propelling into action for creation of local, regional and international awareness about significance of Majuli Cultural Region. The MCLMA has got off to a good start by organizing an Essay Competition for all categories of people of Assam with cash award on Majuli's Cultural Landscape - Heritage - Future through wide publicity. So far the public response has been very encouraging.

Likewise we arranged a seminar at NEDFI convention centre, Guwahati on 12th May, 2012. The aim of the seminar was not only to create awareness but to elicit valuable public response, support and suggestion from an enlightened section of people on the backdrop of Majuli's case having been considered as a world Heritage site at UNESCO.
The interactive session of the Seminar was very instructive and the points raised by some people on the Dossier will certainly benefit and facilitate in resubmitting a Dossier fully measuring upto the standard and expectation of the World Heritage Committee.
The MCLMA is still in a nascent stage with a gamut of action to be geared up, however no efforts are left unturned in making it fully functional. More and more seminars, exhibition, public awareness campaign, interactive session with all the stake holders particularly the people of Majuli are considered vital in the greater interest of protecting this pith of Assamese Culture.

COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN(CDP)
Presently the authority under the provision of the Act undertakes the job of the Comprehensive Development plan at Majuli. All formalities of BID PROCESS MANAGEMENT is continuing with active co-operation of Planning & Development department of Govt. of Assam. In order to get the work going at the fast mode the Govt. of Assam, has appropriated an amount of Rs. 5.00 Cores for initiation of CDP and related works.

CONTACT ADDRESS
Office of the Chief Executive Officer,
Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority (MCLMA),
P.O. Cinnamora, Jorhat-785008, Assam.
Email:- majuli[dot]landscape[at]nic[dot]in