Published On : Tue, Jul 15th, 2014

Nagpur’s Old High Court Building identified as site of national importance

HCNagpur News.

Nagpur’s Old High Court building has found place in the list of 25 monuments that have been identified for according national importance. The information to this effect was given in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Apart from Nagpur’s Old High Court Building other sites that have made it to the list are

Shahpur Quila in Jharkhand’s Palamau district, Sita Ram Ji Temple in Rajasthan and Brindaban Chandra Temple located in West Bengal.

Minister of State for Culture Shripad Naik while replying to a query in Lok Sabha on Tuesday said, 25 proposals have been received from various parts of the country.

“As per sub-section 4(1) of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, the Central Government may after detailed scrutiny, verification of revenue records, ownership issues, preparation of site plan, take a decision to issue notification in the Gazette of India inviting objections and suggestions from interested persons on its intention to declare the same as of national importance,” he said.

To related question, the Minister said there were 3,680 monuments and sites under the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.

Out of these, 955 have been identified as places of worship in the country, he added.