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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
22-March-2018 17:05 IST
36 sites from India inscribed on World Heritage List: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

36 Sites from India are inscribed on the World Heritage List which include 28 Cultural, 7 Natural and 1 Mixed category site. There are 3686 monuments/sites under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). During the last three years, the Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda (Bihar); The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement, Chandigarh and Historic City of Ahmedabad under cultural category and Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim under mixed category are added to the World Heritage List and the Vishnu Temple, Wynad (Kerala) is added to the protection list of ASI.

 

The year-wise detail of allocation of funds for maintenance of ASI protected monuments and World Cultural Heritage Sites is given as under:

 

    Year       2014-15         2015-16         2016-17          2017-18

 

  Alloc.    24309.88      26695.00     33466.63      43317.39

                                          (amount in Rs. in Lakhs)

 

The protected monument/sites under ASI are in good state of preservation.

 

This information was given by Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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