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Conservation, Preservation and Maintenance of Monuments

Conservation, Preservation and Maintenance of Monuments

Conservation, Preservation and Maintenance of Monuments

 

There are 3,686 centrally protected monuments/sites in the country under the jurisdiction of the Archaeological Survey of India.   

 

The amount spent by the Archaeological Survey of India on conservation, preservation and maintenance of centrally protected monuments/sites in the country during the last two years, is as under:

                                       Rupees in lakhs

2013-14

Rs.16963.86

2014-15

Rs.23551.95

 

The Archaeological Survey of India is responsible for protection, conservation and maintenance of monuments, archaeological sites and remains in the country which have been declared as of National importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.   Besides this, development of environs in and around centrally protected monuments/sites, providing basic facilities/amenities (e.g. drinking water, toilet blocks, facilities for physically challenged, pathways, cultural notice boards/signage, vehicle parking, cloak rooms, etc.) to the tourists visiting centrally protected monuments are the other activities which the Archaeological Survey of India undertakes, as per need and resources. Further, improvement and up gradation of these public amenities is a continuous process.

 

 

 

 This information was given by The Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma in reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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