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Conservation Restoration and Beautification of Protected Monuments

Adequate funds have been provided by the Government for conservation, preservation and environmental development of protected monuments of Archeological Survey of India (ASI). An amount of Rs. 16964 Lakhs was spent for the conservation of monuments under ASI during the year 2013-14. During the years 2012-13 and 2011-12, an amount of Rs. 14867 lakhs and Rs. 13433 lakhs was spent respectively for conservation of monuments under ASI. The National Culture Fund (NCF) has received funds from public sector/private sector companies for conservation of protected monuments of ASI. An amount of Rs. 50 lakhs was received in the year 2013-14 and Rs. 22 lakhs in 2012-13.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.

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