Ministry of Culture

Preservation of Historical Monuments

Posted On: 09 FEB 2021 3:16PM by PIB Delhi

There are 3693 monuments of national importance under protection of Archaeological Survey of India. The encroachment in the premises of the protected monuments/area are removed as per the provisions contained in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 and Rules framed thereunder.

The Superintending Archaeologist in charge of the Circles has also been vested with the powers of an Estate Officer to issue eviction notices/orders to the encroachers under Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971. Assistance in containing and removing encroachments is also sought from the respective State Government/Police force and where there are no fruitful results, actions are initiated against the encroachers by filing cases in the court of law.  Regular watch and ward staff, private security personnel, State Police guards and CISF have also been provided for the safety and security of selected monuments. 

The Archaeological Survey of India has a list of 24 monuments which remain untraceable.  The Archaeological Survey of India has made efforts to locate/identify the untraceable monuments through field offices based on inspection, old records, revenue maps and published reports.

 

State-wise list of Centrally Protected Monuments/Sites in the country

 

Sl.No.

Name of State / U.T.

No. of Monuments

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

135

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

03

  1.  

Assam

55

  1.  

Bihar

70

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

46

  1.  

Daman & Diu (U.T.)

11

  1.  

Goa

21

  1.  

Gujarat

203

  1.  

Haryana

91

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

40

  1.  

Jammu & Kashmir (U.T.)

56

  1.  

Jharkhand

13

  1.  

Karnataka

506

  1.  

Kerala

29

  1.  

Ladakh (U.T.)

15

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

291

  1.  

Maharashtra

286

  1.  

Manipur

01

  1.  

Meghalaya

08

  1.  

Mizoram

01

  1.  

Nagaland

04

  1.  

N.C.T. Delhi

173

  1.  

Odisha

80

  1.  

Puducherry (U.T.)

07

  1.  

Punjab

33

  1.  

Rajasthan

163

  1.  

Sikkim

03

  1.  

Telangana

08

  1.  

Tamilnadu

412

  1.  

Tripura

08

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

743

  1.  

Uttarakhand

43

  1.  

West Bengal

135

 

TOTAL

3693

 

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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