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24 monuments have disappeared due to encroachments, urbanisation says Govt

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The central government has informed the Parliament that enroachments and rapid urbanisation have led to the disappearance of 24 protected monuments in the country. Of these perished monuments, 11 are in Uttar Pradesh alone.

24 monuments have disappeared due to encroachments, urbanisation says Govt

While replying to a written question in Parliament, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said that UP tops the list of most missing monuments with 11 structures or sites that have disappeared. He also said the ruins of the Copper Temple in Arunachal Pradesh, the guns of Emperor Sher Shah in Assam's Tinsukia district, Bara Khamba Cemetery in Delhi, and the ruins of Fort Bamanpukur in West Bengal's Nadia district are among some of the monuments that have disappeared and that could not be traced following their disappearance.

According to the list, other untraceable monuments are in Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttarkhand and MP.

The Minister also said that the government has spent Rs 23,551.95 in 2014-2015, Rs 23,746.25 in 2015-2016 and Rs 30,176.22 in 2016-2017 for the conservation of protected monuments and sites under the Archaeological Survey of India.

Earlier, the Archaeological Survey of India had signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation to use satellite imagery to identify such sites.

OneIndia News (with inputs)

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