ASI creates new circle with Nagpur as hq

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has created a new circle with Nagpur as its headquarters. The 25th circle of the ASI has been made after bifurcating the Aurangabad circle for better preservation and maintenance of the centrally protected monuments, archeological sites and remains located in Vidarbha.

“Vidarbha Economic Development (VED) Council drew the attention of union minister Mukul Wasnik on this matter and also held a meeting with him about this requirement of the region. The minister took up the cause and pursued it,” said Devendra Parekh, President, VED.

The ASI had earlier divided Maharashtra into two circles – Bombay circle and Aurangabad circle. The Aurangabad circle till now covered the rest of Maharashtra, apart from Bombay circle, including Khandesh, Marathwada and Vidarbha. There were 146 centrally notified monuments in the erstwhile Aurangabad Circle, out of which 94 were located in Vidarbha.

Full report here Times of India


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