The Union Minister of State for Culture, government of India, recently said that the government is taking some innovate steps to preserve the monuments of National Importance in India.
- 3685 monuments/sites in the country have been declared as of national importance till date.
Monuments of National Importance:
- As per the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, ancient monuments or archaeological sites and remains, as the case may be, which are of historical, archaeological or artistic interest, and have been in existence for not less than 100 years, may be declared by the Central Government as of national importance.
- The protection and maintenance of monuments, declared as of national importance is taken up by Archaeological Survey of India.