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Mar 16, 2020

No proposal to convert any Centrally protected monument as earning centre, Union Minister assures Lok Sabha

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Minister of Culture Prahlad Singh Patel assured the Lok Sabha that there is no proposal to convert any Centrally protected monument as earning centre. While replying to a question, he said, regular conservation, preservation and annual maintenance are taken up beside environmental upgradation and providing facilities like drinking water, toilet, benches, ramps, wheel chairs, signages (including Braille), illumination, sound and light shows, cafeteria and publication sale counter.

Various members insisted that the monuments should not be disturbed and no construction activity should be allowed in the protected monument sites.

The Minister said that museums have been developed at potential monuments.

He also informed that Archaeological Survey of India undertakes special conservation and preservation of about 600-700 monuments every year based on priority, site requirement and budget allocation besides annual maintenance and minor repairs to all protected monument.     

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