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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
07-December-2011 16:54 IST
Renovation of Ancient Monuments in Gujarat

 

       The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that conservation work of the monuments is a continuous process. The conservation     work of 202 protected monuments in Gujarat is attended regularly depending upon the need of the repairs and availability of resources.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today she said, the details of expenditure incurred during the last three years and allocation for the current financial years, for conservation of monument in Gujarat, are as under:

 

                                                                                  Amount in Rs. Lakhs

 

                                                                       Sl.No.

Year

Expenditure/Allocation

1.

2008-09

405.62

2.

2009-10

459.98

3.

2010-11

549.93

4.

2011-12

625.00 (Allocation)

 

She said, the monuments at Parnera hills in Valsad district are not the protected monuments of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).  However, ASI has visited the site in recent past and found the old structures in ruins with vegetation growth and heavy modern interventions. As such there is no renovation project for the site.

 

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