Union Minister of State for Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday said two historical monuments in Northeast are still untraceable.
Disclosing this in the Parliament, Minister Sharma said that Guns of Emperor Sher Shah at Sadia, Tinsukia district of Assam and The Ruins of Copper Temple at Paya in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh are still untraceable.
He has also informed that several steps have been taken to recover such untraceable monuments.
“The steps taken to locate, trace and restore and recover the missing monuments include verification of old records, revenue maps, referring published reports, physical inspection and deployment of team to trace them,” Dr Sharma said.
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has conducted survey regarding missing monuments in the country. He said that as many as 14 monuments and sites affected due to rapid urbanization. 12 monuments and sites submerged under reservoir and dam.
The minister informed that as many as 24 monuments and sites are untraceable across India. There are as many as 3686 centrally protected monuments and sites under the Jurisdiction of Archaeological Survey of India.