Madhya Pradesh has 383 state protected monuments
BHOPAL: The number
of state-protected monuments has gone up to 383, as the process for preserving
archaeological and historic monuments in the state is going on. Up to year
2003, it were only 289.
these monuments are at Orchha, Gwalior, Narwar, Burhanpur, Mandla, Vyas Bhadora
and Mandu. The State Museum, one of the best in the country, was constructed in
the year 2005. Information about all galleries of State Museum is on the departmental
website www.mparchaeology.org through virtual tools, besides, Holkar Gallery set
up at Rajwada Monument, Indore and Museum of Nawab-era art and culture at Gol
information about Madhya Pradesh’s monuments, a number of publications have
been brought out including “Known and Unknown Encyclopedia of Historical
Monuments of Madhya Pradesh, “50 years As Capital of Bhopal”, “Painted Rock
Shelter of India” and “Masterpieces of Madhya Pradesh under vintage series of
Madhya Pradesh, Indore, Bhopal and Gwalior. Four volumes of records of India’s
first freedom movement in 1857 were also published. Volume-1 of book based on
Colonel Sleeman’s letters will be published soon.
For the first
time, Archaeology Department instituted Dr Vishnu Shridhar Vakankar Samman in the
year 2006 and started honouring established scholars. For disseminating
information about state’s cultural heritage, training programmes, research
symposia, and exhibitions are being held at state and district levels.
International research symposium was held at State Museum, Bhopal in year 2012.
Under Narmada project, 34 monuments were re-located.
In view of
outstanding works by State Government in archaeology sector, the Union
Government has provided Rs. 18 crore under 12th Finance Commission and Rs. 175
crore under 13th Finance Commission for development and preservation of
monuments in Madhya Pradesh.