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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
01-March-2011 14:46 IST
Conservation of Temples and Historical Places


Minister of Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that the Archaeological Survey of India has received the proposal from Kanpur Development Authority, Government of Uttar Pradesh for conservation of state protected monuments namely Shivaji Mahal, Tikait Rai Mahal Complex & Shri Krishna Tikroo ki Baradari, Bithoor, Kanpur for which an amount of Rs.1,59,07,600/- has been provided to Archaeological Survey of India  as deposit work.


In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, the Archaeological Survey of India has not provided any funds to the Governemnt of Uttar Pradesh. However, an amount of Rs.1645.00 lakhs has been allocated for the conservation of centrally protected monuments in Uttar Pradesh during the current financial year 2010-11. 

The details of the funds allocated for the last two years are as under:-


            (Amount in lacs)                 

2008-09                 2005.39

                             2009-10               2139.00

She said, the conservation of centrally protected temples and historical sites in Uttar Pradesh is a continuous process. The conservation/restoration at the protected works are taken up regularly on need basis depending upon the availability of resources.